ERIC Number: EJ648506
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Publication Date: 2002
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Children's Responses to Anomalous Scientific Data: How Is Conceptual Change Impeded?
Chinn, Clark A.; Malhotra, Betina A.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v94 n2 p327-43 Jun 2002
Four experiments with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders addressed conceptual change in response to anomalous data about empirical regularities in science. Impedance to conceptual change in response to anomalous data could potentially occur at any of four cognitive processes: observation, interpretation, generalization, or retention. In the four experiments, conceptual change was blocked most strongly at observation. (Author)
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