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Yang, Fang-Ying; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Chiou, Guo-Li; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Wu, Ying-Tien; Chen, Sufen; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Lee, Silvia W.-Y.; Lee, Min-Hsien; Lin, Che-Li; Chu, Regina Juchun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an online contextualized test for assessing students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science. In addition, how students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science interacts with learner factors, including time spent on science learning, interest, self-efficacy, and gender, was…
Descriptors: Science Education, Knowledge Level, Student Interests, Self Efficacy
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study employed the interview method to clarify the underlying dimensions of and relationships between students' scientific ontological and epistemic beliefs. Forty Taiwanese high school students were invited to participate in this study. Through content analysis of the participants' interview responses two ontological dimensions including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Beliefs, Epistemology
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate two survey instruments to evaluate high school students' scientific epistemic beliefs and goal orientations in learning science. The initial relationships between the sampled students' scientific epistemic beliefs and goal orientations in learning science were also investigated. A final valid…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Student Surveys, High School Students, Epistemology
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Deng, Feng; Chai, Ching Sing; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Educational Development, 2013
This study explored the differences in high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), motivation in learning science (MLS), and the different relationships between them in Taiwan and China. 310 Taiwanese and 302 Chinese high school students' SEBs and MLS were assessed quantitatively. Taiwanese students generally were more prone…
Descriptors: High Schools, Asian Culture, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Chiou, Guo-Li; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background and purpose: Knowing how students learn physics is a central goal of physics education. The major purpose of this study is to examine the strength of the predictive power of students' epistemic views and conceptions of learning in terms of their approaches to learning in physics. Sample, design and method: A total of 279 Taiwanese high…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Learning Strategies, Epistemology
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
Three instruments (i.e., Internet-specific epistemic beliefs, self-regulation, and online academic help seeking questionnaires) were administered to 319 high school students with the aim of understanding the role of Internet specific epistemic beliefs and self-regulation in their online academic help seeking. Through a structure equation modeling…
Descriptors: High School Students, Internet, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Chai, Ching Sing; Deng, Feng; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
This study investigates the similarities and differences between high school students from Taiwan and China in terms of their scientific epistemological views. In addition, the effects of age and gender on scientific epistemological views were also examined. The results indicate that the students from these two localities, which signify two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Wu, Ying-Tien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This study investigated the relationship among 68 high school students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEBs), cognitive structures regarding nuclear power usage, and their informal reasoning regarding this issue. Moreover, the ability of students' SEBs as well as their cognitive structures for predicting their informal reasoning regarding…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Nuclear Energy, Cognitive Processes, High School Students
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Ho, Hsin Ning Jessie; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Lin, Hung-Ming – Learning and Instruction, 2011
This study examined the relationships among Taiwanese high school students' scientific epistemic beliefs, conceptions of learning science, and self-efficacy of learning science. The questionnaire responses gathered from 377 high school students in Taiwan were utilized to elicit such relationships. The analysis of the structural equation model…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries