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Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST)

Assesses children's conceptual images of scientists.
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Open-ended projective test. 7-point scale based on the presence of the following components in drawing: lab coat, eyeglasses, facial growth of hair, symbols of research, symbols of knowledge, technology & relevant captions Initial study: 5-11-year olds (kindergarten to 5th grade) Attitude Close your eyes and imagine a scientist at work. In the space below,draw what you imagined.
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Views of Scientific Inquiry, Primary School Version (VOSI-P)

<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).</p> The VOSI is useful alone, or in combination with the VNOS to gain in-depth insights into respondent’s epistemological views of science. The VOSI targets aspects unique from, but complementary to, the VNOS instrument.
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5 opened-ended questions. The questionnaire is administered and the answers are recorded by the researcher N/A Attitude <p>There was a woman who loved birds. She traveled around the world to study them. One day, she noticed a…
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Average Review: 3 (3.0)
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