Average Review: 3 (3.0)

Views on Science and Education (VOSE)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

self-assessment

Scale:

Publication Date:

Oct 11, 2006

Respondent:

302 college students

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

“The science course in high school should investigate the definitions of and the relationships between hypothesis, theory, and law.”

A. Yes, because they represent the structure of scientific knowledge.
B. Yes, because they are the fundamentals of scientific inquiry.
C. No, knowing the definition of and relationships between these terms does not help much in learning scientific knowledge.
D. No, because hypothesis, theory, and law lack definite meaning.

Reliability:

test-retest .82

Validity:

established

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Chen, Sufen. (2006). Views on Science and Educaiton (VOSE) Questionnaire. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 7(2).

Comments:

The survey is appropriate for pre-service teachers, college students, and the general adult population. The 15 questions ask respondents to either answer “yes” or “no” to statements or claims, as well as provide their reasoning behind their opinion by selecting from a set of predetermined answers.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No