Views of Scientific Inquiry, Primary School Version (VOSI-P)

The VOSI questionnaire elicits details of learners ideas of what scientists do in the production of valid scientific knowledge. Understanding about scientific inquiry is an integral component of scientific literacy, along with Nature of Science (NOS). The VOSI is useful alone, or in combination with the VNOS to gain in-depth insights into respondents epistemological views of science. The VOSI targets aspects unique from, but complementary to, the VNOS instrument.

Average Review: 3 (3.0)

by anonymous, Youth Development Advisor, University of California, 2

There are content and vocabulary concerns with this tool because there is no age identified for the respondents. The two story problems appear to be very content and context based, therefore I am unsure if all youth audiences could appropriately respond.