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CASE STUDIES AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A CMAPS ANALYTICAL METHOD

Taga, Masaru CASE STUDIES AND EFFECTIVENESS OF A CMAPS ANALYTICAL METHOD.

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Abstract

Analytical assessment of concept maps (Cmaps) using Fisher’s exact test was performed to detect changes in highschool students’ perception of scientific concepts in a science class. By counting the number of links between two words (concepts), AMCL (Analytical method of Cmaps with the increase and decrease of links) reveals whether the increase and decrease of these links are consistent with the results of Fisher’s exact test, which uses 2 × 2 cross-tables for such calculation. I verified the effectiveness of AMCL using three case studies from high-school earth science classes: examining the fossil footprints of Akebonozou, a Pliocene elephant species (case study 1); studying the gravel debris paleoflow (case study 2); and investigating a caldera in Japan (case study 3). Links between two or three words (concepts) in Cmaps which correspond to various scientific concepts were selected and used in AMCL. Based on the case studies, the AMCL statistical analysis can be effectively used for detecting the tendency of different understandings of all students in the class.

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Depositing User: Claudia Martínez
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 08:57
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 08:57
URI: http://eprint.ihmc.us/id/eprint/510

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