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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Anton E. Lawson, Brian Clark, Erin Cramer-Meldrum, Kathleen E. Falconer, Jeffrey M. Sequist, and Yong-Ju Kwon
The primary purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that two general developmentally based levels of hypothesis-testing skills exist. The first hypothesized level presumably involves skills associated with testing hypotheses about observable causal agents; the second presumably involves skills associated with testing hypotheses involving unobservable entities. To test this hypothesis, a hypothesis-testing skills test was developed and administered to a large sample of college students both at the start and at the end of a biology course in which several hypotheses at each level were generated and tested. The predicted positive relationship between level of hypothesis-testing skill and performance on a transfer problem involving the test of a hypothesis involving unobservable entities was found. The predicted positive relationship between level of hypothesis-testing skill and course performance was also found. Both theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 37, Issue 1, Pages 81-101
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Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
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- Problem Solving
= Processes
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
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- Life Sciences
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© 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I
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9453610
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Metadata instance created October 15, 2015 by Sarah Keffer
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A. Lawson, B. Clark, E. Cramer-Meldrum, K. Falconer, J. Sequist, and Y. Kwon, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (1), 81 (2000), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I).
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A. Lawson, B. Clark, E. Cramer-Meldrum, K. Falconer, J. Sequist, and Y. Kwon, Development of Scientific Reasoning in College Biology: Do Two Levels of General Hypothesis-Testing Skills Exist?, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (1), 81 (2000), <https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I>.
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Lawson, A., Clark, B., Cramer-Meldrum, E., Falconer, K., Sequist, J., & Kwon, Y. (2000, January 1). Development of Scientific Reasoning in College Biology: Do Two Levels of General Hypothesis-Testing Skills Exist?. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 37(1), 81-101. Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I
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Lawson, A, B. Clark, E. Cramer-Meldrum, K. Falconer, J. Sequist, and Y. Kwon. "Development of Scientific Reasoning in College Biology: Do Two Levels of General Hypothesis-Testing Skills Exist?." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 37, no. 1, (January 1, 2000): 81-101, https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I (accessed 25 October 2020).
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Lawson, Anton, Brian Clark, Erin Cramer-Meldrum, Kathleen Falconer, Jeffrey Sequist, and Yong-Ju Kwon. "Development of Scientific Reasoning in College Biology: Do Two Levels of General Hypothesis-Testing Skills Exist?." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37.1 (2000): 81-101. 25 Oct. 2020 <https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(200001)37:1<81::AID-TEA6>3.0.CO;2-I>.
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