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Science Opinion Survey (SOS)

Supplemental Information:

  • Science_Opinion_Survey.pdf (46.8 KB) download

Assessment Type:

30 5-point scale items

Scale:

5-point scale (I strongly agree, I agree, I'm not sure, I disagree, I strongly disagree)

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

Initial study (grades 7-8) Subsequent studies (grades 6-8)

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude

Sample items:

Science lessons are fun. Working in a science laboratory would be an interesting way to earn a living.

Reliability:

not available

Validity:

not available

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Gibson, H.L. & Chase, C. (2002). Longitudinal impact of an inquiry-based science program on middle school students' attitudes toward science. Science Education, 86, 693-705.

Comments:

Five items from the SOS were used in the 1996 NAEP survey

Other Reference:
Schmoll, A. E. (2013). Towards a Framework for Integrating Planetarium and Classroom Learning (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Michigan. Retrieved from: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/97986/schmoll_1.pdf
The Science Opinion Survey (SOS) was used to develop question relating to excitement and interest. No reliability or validity measure were reported for the survey.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Gibson, Helen
Email
(413) 534-2312