Average Review: 4 (4.0)

Scientific Attitude Inventory: A Revision (SAI II)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

40 5-point scale items

Scale:

5-point scale

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

6th, 9th, and 12th grade students

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Competence

Sample items:

Only highly trained scientists can understand science. The search for scientific knowledge is boring.

Reliability:

Cronbach's Alpha: 0.78 Split-half: 0.81

Validity:

present For criticism of validity see: Munby, H. (1997). Issues of validity in science attitude measurement. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 34(4), 337-341.

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Moore, R.W. & Hill Foy, R.L. (1997). The scientific attitude inventory: A revision (SAI II). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 34(4), 327-336.

Comments:

1) The author (Moore) of the SAI revised his original instrument in order to eliminate gender-biased references and words that have been criticized as difficult to read. He also shortened the instrument and changes the scale from 6-points to 5. ____________________________ 2) For Psychometric reevaluation of the tool, please see Lichtenstein M.J., Owen S.V., Blalock CL, Liu Y., Ramirez K.A., Pruski L.A., Marshall C.E., Toepperwein M.A. (2008). Psychometric Re-evaluation of the Scientific Attitude Inventory-Revised (SAI-II). Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 45: 600-616.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No