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ERIC Number: EJ1040979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
What Do Scientists Know about the Nature of Science? A Case Study of Novice Scientists' Views of NOS
Aydeniz, Mehmet; Bilican, Kader
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v12 n5 p1083-1115 Oct 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore 15 graduate research assistants' understanding of the nature of science. Data were collected through administration of a modified version of the Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire (VNOS-C). The findings suggest that graduate research assistants held underdeveloped views related to several nature of science (NOS) aspects including the argumentative nature of science, the process of modeling in science, scientists' treatment of unexpected results, collaborative nature of science, and the process of theory formation. The discussion focuses on the missing link in preparation of future scientists and offers suggestions to address the learning needs of graduate research assistants regarding their understanding of NOS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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