Evaluating the Validity of an Epistemic Belief Questionnaire: Evidence Based on Internal Structure, Content, and Response Process

Aditomo, Anindito (2014) Evaluating the Validity of an Epistemic Belief Questionnaire: Evidence Based on Internal Structure, Content, and Response Process. ANIMA Indonesian Psychological Journal, 29 (3). pp. 155-168. ISSN 0215 - 0158

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Abstract

The development of epistemic beliefs is regarded as an important goal of education. Three studies were conducted with preservice teachers in Australia to evaluate the validity of a new instrument that has the potential to measure sophistication of epistemic beliefs in a theoretically grounded manner. Two surveys gathered evidence on internal structure and content, and an interview study collected evidence on response process. Findings indicate that the original model and instrument required modifications. The modified instrument exhibited better internal structure. Interview data show that the instrument prompted respondents to think about the target constructs. However, the interview data also show that there are nuances in respondents’ beliefs about scientific knowledge which were not captured by the written questionnaire.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: epistemic beliefs, scientific knowledge, validity, self-report questionnaire
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Anindito Aditomo 205003
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 02:19
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 02:19
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/25250

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