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Epistemological Views Toward Science

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

35 items, 5-point Likert scale

Scale:

1-5 Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree)

Publication Date:

Nov 30, 2010

Respondent:

613 high school students (301 males and 312 females) gathered from eight high schools north, central, and south areas of Taiwan.

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Career

Sample items:

Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha = 0.642

Validity:

Displaying adequate validity of the instrument when assessing students’ scientific epistemological views (SEV) in various dimensions.

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Tsai, C.C., & Liu. S.Y. (2005). Developing a multi-dimensional instrument for assessing students’ epistemological views towards science. International Journal of Science Education, 27, 1621-1638.

Comments:

Other Reference:
Young Kim, S., Wook Yi, S. & Hee Cho, E. (2014). Production of a Science Documentary and its Usefulness in Teaching the Nature of Science: Indirect Experience of How Science Works. Science and Education, 23 1197-1216.
This study made use of the Epistemological Views Toward Science survey. The survey was administered as part of a pre and post test. Cronbach’s alpha for the instrument was 0.642 reportedly similar to the Tsai and Liu original development of the tool alpha = 0.67.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No