ERIC Number: EJ615661
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
What Kinds of Scientific Concepts Exist? Concept Construction and Intellectual Development in College Biology.
Lawson, Anton E.; Alkhoury, Souheir; Benford, Russell; Clark, Brian R.; Falconer, Kathleen A.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v37 n9 p996-1018 Nov 2000
Extends prior theory and research by postulating the existence of an intermediate class of concepts called 'hypothetical'. Investigates the hypothesis that three kinds of scientific concepts exist by constructing and administering a test on concepts introduced in a college biology course. Supports the hypothesis that intellectual development continues beyond the formal stage during college years. (Contains 60 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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