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dc.contributor.authorLee, WWSen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, VCWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-29T03:30:48Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-29T03:30:48Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationAsia-Pacific education researcher, 2017, v. 26, no. 1-2, p. 11-19en_US
dc.identifier.issn0119-5646en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/68570-
dc.description.abstractIndividuals hold different epistemic beliefs at different ages, and these beliefs can affect a wide range of reasoning tasks. The present study examined Chinese secondary school students' epistemic beliefs at different grade levels, and how these related to the students' abilities to identify various forms of fallacy with the use of a cross-sectional design. One hundred and forty-six Chinese secondary school students (Grade 7 N = 32, Grade 9 N = 40, Grade 10 N = 36, and Grade 11 N = 38) completed a 14-item Epistemic Beliefs Questionnaire and a set of fallacy tasks. CFA showed that the questionnaire measured the four dimensions of the secondary school student samples adequately. A non-linear trend of epistemic beliefs across different grades was found and analyses using MANOVA showed significant grade differences in the dimension of Certainty (Grade 7 vs. 10 vs. 11). chi (2) tests showed only significant grade difference in the fallacy of Appeal to Authority (Grade 7 vs Grade 9; Grade 7 vs. 10). Finally, only grade, but not epistemic beliefs, predicted fallacy identification (Appeal to Authority) when all variables were considered in the ordinal logistic regression model. The issue of epistemic dimensions change and students' informal reasoning ability are discussed in light of the Chinese culture.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHong Kong Community Collegeen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsia-Pacific education researcheren_US
dc.subjectEpistemic beliefsen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectFallacy identificationen_US
dc.subjectSecondary school studentsen_US
dc.titleCross-sectional study on Chinese secondary school students' epistemic beliefs and fallacy identificationen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage11en_US
dc.identifier.epage19en_US
dc.identifier.volume26en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40299-016-0322-1en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000396265900002-
dc.source.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2243-7908en_US
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