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Romesburg, H. Charles – American Biology Teacher, 2014
This article explains four kinds of inquiry exercises, different in purpose, for teaching advanced-level high school and college students the hypothetico-deductive (H-D) method. The first uses a picture of a river system to convey the H-D method's logic. The second has teams of students use the H-D method: their teacher poses a hypothesis…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inquiry, Hypothesis Testing
Charles, Camille Z.; Fischer, Mary J.; Mooney, Margarita A.; Massey, Douglas S. – Princeton University Press, 2009
Building on their important findings in "The Source of the River," the authors now probe even more deeply into minority underachievement at the college level. "Taming the River" examines the academic and social dynamics of different ethnic groups during the first two years of college. Focusing on racial differences in academic performance, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Stereotypes, White Students
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Davis, Michael G.; Stewart, Charles W. – 1970
This study investigates 16 personality factors and their relevance to the swimming proficiency of physical education students at Wisconsin State University-River Falls. Two instruments, a swimming skills test and the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, were utilized. The major hypotheses tested include: (1) there is no difference…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Individual Characteristics, Males