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ERIC Number: EJ808057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Ninth Grade Students' Understanding of The Nature of Scientific Knowledge
Kilic, Kerem; Sungur, Semra; Cakiroglu, Jale; Tekkaya, Ceren
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v28 p127-133 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the 9th-grade students' understandings of the nature of scientific knowledge. The study also aimed to investigate the differences in students' understanding of the nature of scientific knowledge by gender, and school types. A total of 575 ninth grade students from four different school types (General High, Anatolian High, Vocational High and Super Lycee) participated in the study. Data were collected utilizing an adapted version of the Nature of Scientific Knowledge (NSKS). Data were analyzed by using MANOVA. Results revealed statistically significant differences in the student's perceptions of nature of scientific knowledge by gender and school types. It was also found that many of the participants had inadequate understanding of nature of scientific knowledge. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey