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ERIC Number: EJ884406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Integrating Basic Analytical Methods and Computer-Interface Technology into an Environmental Science Water Quality Lab Improves Student Attitude
Carvalho-Knighton, Kathleen M.; Smoak, Joseph M.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v4 n4 p419-428 Oct 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate if integrating basic analytical methods and computer interface technology would result in a positive change in student attitude. Students' self-concept of science knowledge and skills (Capability), opinion towards science (Affect), and perceptions of the value of science (Value) were determined with attitudinal surveys administered in a pre/post test design. Three separate lab modification groups were compared based upon level of integration over three academic semesters. The main findings were student attitude toward science improved with more integration. (Contains 3 tables.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A