International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2017, Vol. 13(1) 42-51

Turkish Version of Students’ Ideas about Nature of Science Questionnaire: A Validation Study

Mustafa Cansız, Nurcan Cansız, Yasemin Tas & Sundus Yerdelen

pp. 42 - 51   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2017.003

Published online: February 01, 2017  |   Number of Views: 253  |  Number of Download: 567


Abstract

Mass assessment of large samples' nature of science views has been one of the core concerns in science education research. Due to impracticality of using open-ended questionnaires or conducting interviews with large groups, another line of research has been required for mass assessment of pupils' nature of science conception meaningfully. Considering these issues, Chen et al. (2013) developed the questionnaire titled Students’ Ideas about Nature of Science (SINOS) to evaluate young students’ NoS views. This study targeted to translate and adapt SINOS into Turkish with the aim of measuring Turkish middle-school students' nature of science (NoS) views. Analysis results presented confirmation for the reliability and validity of Turkish version of the questionnaire with seven-factor structure as similar to the original questionnaire. The study concluded with recommendations for use of SINOS in Turkish context in order to improve NoS perspectives in national science curriculum.

Keywords: Nature of science, nature of science scale, attitudes toward science, value given to science, validation study


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Cansiz, M., Cansiz, N., Tas, Y. & Yerdelen, S. (2017). Turkish Version of Students’ Ideas about Nature of Science Questionnaire: A Validation Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(1), 42-51.

Harvard
Cansiz, M., Cansiz, N., Tas, Y. and Yerdelen, S. (2017). Turkish Version of Students’ Ideas about Nature of Science Questionnaire: A Validation Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 13(1), pp. 42-51.

Chicago 16th edition
Cansiz, Mustafa, Nurcan Cansiz, Yasemin Tas and Sundus Yerdelen (2017). "Turkish Version of Students’ Ideas about Nature of Science Questionnaire: A Validation Study". International Journal of Progressive Education 13 (1):42-51.