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Original article | Journal of Educational Studies in Science and Mathematics 2022, Vol. 1(1) 56-94

Middle School Students Perceptions of Research Practices and Skills in Science Lessons: A Case Study

Hanife Can Şen & Şahika Yıldız

pp. 56 - 94   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jessm.2022.498.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2212-26-0008.R1

Published online: December 29, 2022  |   Number of Views: 56  |  Number of Download: 517


Abstract

This research was conducted to determine the research practices and skills of middle school students within the scope of science course. A total of 19 students studying in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th-grades of a public middle school in a province in the Aegean region of Turkey participated in the research. A holistic single case study model was adopted in the current study. A semi-structured interview form consisting of 17 questions was used as a data collection tool. The interviews were conducted individually and recorded via a voice recorder. After the interview records were transcribed, inductive content analysis was performed on the data. As a result of the analysis, it was revealed that the students liked the lesson because of the activities, experiments and teacher factor. The findings obtained from the research show that the students' perceptions of the research skills and habits they should have during a research are not at a good level.

Keywords: Research Practices, Research Skills, Science Lessons


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sen, H.C. & Yildiz, S. (2022). Middle School Students Perceptions of Research Practices and Skills in Science Lessons: A Case Study . Journal of Educational Studies in Science and Mathematics, 1(1), 56-94. doi: 10.29329/jessm.2022.498.4

Harvard
Sen, H. and Yildiz, S. (2022). Middle School Students Perceptions of Research Practices and Skills in Science Lessons: A Case Study . Journal of Educational Studies in Science and Mathematics, 1(1), pp. 56-94.

Chicago 16th edition
Sen, Hanife Can and Sahika Yildiz (2022). "Middle School Students Perceptions of Research Practices and Skills in Science Lessons: A Case Study ". Journal of Educational Studies in Science and Mathematics 1 (1):56-94. doi:10.29329/jessm.2022.498.4.

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