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Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire (VNOS-D)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

7 open-ended questions, along with an individual interview

Scale:

NA

Publication Date:

Nov 07, 2008

Respondent:

6th graders

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Content, Competence

Sample items:

What do you think a scientific model is?

Reliability:

Not reported

Validity:

present & acceptable

Frequency:

frequently

Administration time:

75 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Khishfe, R., & Abd-El-Khalick, F. (2002). The influence of explicit and reflective versus implicit inquiry-oriented instruction on sixth graders' views of nature of science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 39(7), 551-578

Comments:

There are two other versions of this instrument: VNOS–B (for preservice elementary teachers and secondary science teachers)(7 items) and VNOS–C (for college graduates and undergraduates and preservice science secondary teachers)(10 items)

Other Reference:
Quigley, C., Pongsanon, K. & Akerson, V. L. (2011). If We Teach Them, They Can Learn: Young Students Views of Nature of Science During an Informal Science Education Program. J Sci Teacher Educ, 22, 129-149.
This study made use of the tool (VNOS-D). No reliability or validity measure were analyzed in relation to the survey.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
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