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Reis, Pedro; Galvao, Cecilia – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
In this article the authors resort to a qualitative analysis of the plot of science fiction stories about a group of scientists, written by two 11th-grade Earth and Life Science students (aged 17), and to semi-structured interviews, with the double purpose of diagnosing their conceptions of the nature of science (namely, as regards scientists'…
Descriptors: Scientists, Secondary School Students, Epistemology, Science Fiction
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Reis, Pedro; Galvao, Cecilia – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
This article discusses the results of a mainly qualitative study into possible impacts of recent controversial socio-scientific issues on a group of Portuguese secondary school students regarding their conceptions about scientists. The 86 participants: (1) answered a questionnaire with open-ended questions; and (2) wrote a science fiction story…
Descriptors: Scientists, Secondary School Students, Science Fiction, Foreign Countries