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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Paul Zachos, Thomas Hick, William Doane, and Cynthia Sargent
This study was designed to develop measures of student competence in conducting scientific inquiry. Two assessment techniques were developed. The first measures Scientific Inquiry Capabilities, variables which are indicators of diverse aspects of competence in conducting scientific inquiry. The second measures Scientific Discovery, an indicator of success in attaining scientific concepts as a result of direct investigations into natural phenomena. Thirty-two high school students were presented with tasks requiring the building and testing of logical-mathematical models of natural phenomena. The relationship between each Scientific Inquiry Capability and success in making discoveries was tested. Several Inquiry Capabilities were identified as strongly correlated with success in Discovery, notably: Proportional Reasoning, the Coordination of Theory with Evidence, and the Disposition to Search for Necessary Underlying Principles.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 37, Issue 9, Pages 938-962
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9<938::AID-TEA5>3.0.CO;2-S
Keywords:
Competence, Density (Matter), Discovery Learning, Flotation, High Schools, Inquiry, Physics, Piaget (Jean), Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Sinking, Student Evaluation
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 23, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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P. Zachos, T. Hick, W. Doane, and C. Sargent, , J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (9), 938 (2000), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9%3C938::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-S).
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P. Zachos, T. Hick, W. Doane, and C. Sargent, Setting theoretical and empirical foundations for assessing scientific inquiry and discovery in educational programs, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (9), 938 (2000), <https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9%3C938::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-S>.
APA Format
Zachos, P., Hick, T., Doane, W., & Sargent, C. (2000, October 23). Setting theoretical and empirical foundations for assessing scientific inquiry and discovery in educational programs. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 37(9), 938-962. Retrieved January 28, 2023, from https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9%3C938::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-S
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Zachos, P, T. Hick, W. Doane, and C. Sargent. "Setting theoretical and empirical foundations for assessing scientific inquiry and discovery in educational programs." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 37, no. 9, (October 23, 2000): 938-962, https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9%3C938::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-S (accessed 28 January 2023).
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Zachos, Paul, Thomas Hick, William Doane, and Cynthia Sargent. "Setting theoretical and empirical foundations for assessing scientific inquiry and discovery in educational programs." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37.9 (2000): 938-962. 28 Jan. 2023 <https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200011)37:9%3C938::AID-TEA5%3E3.0.CO;2-S>.
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