ERIC Number: EJ588630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Interpreting Popular Reports of Science: What Happens When the Reader's World Meets the World on Paper?
Phillips, Linda M.; Norris, Stephen P.
International Journal of Science Education, v21 n3 p317-27 Mar 1999
Discusses research on the effects of having high school students (n=91) read four popular media reports of science. Finds a lack of systemic relationship between students' degree of certainty in their beliefs and the support that the reports offer for those beliefs due to the fact that students seemed unable to fully integrate their background beliefs and text information. Contains 26 references. (Author/WRM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada