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Student Understanding of Selected Non-Technical Words in Science


Research in Science & Technological Education Volume 9, Number 1, ISSN 0263-5143


Student understanding of 30 nontechnical words used in science was investigated. No significant differences were found between the understanding of nontechnical words in science or between the verbal reasoning ability of males (n=108) and females (n=89). Of the four different question formats, students had the most difficulty with the synonym question format. (KR)


Pickersgill, S. & Lock, R. (1991). Student Understanding of Selected Non-Technical Words in Science. Research in Science & Technological Education, 9(1), 71-79. Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .

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