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ERIC Number: EJ857567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Epistemological Beliefs across Faculty Experts and Student Non-Experts
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v33 n3 p289-300 Aug 2009
The epistemological beliefs of non-experts or novices have been studied with some frequency, while the beliefs of experts as a comparison group have received little attention in research literature. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether the conceptual framework of epistemological beliefs may be considered statistically similar or invariant across a sample of experts and non-experts within a university context. To achieve the purpose of this study, multi-group structural equation models were examined. Results suggest support for the five-dimension structure of epistemological beliefs across both experts and non-experts and indicate experts as having statistically significantly higher overall epistemological beliefs as measured within this university context. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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