Publication details for Ros RobertsJohnson, P. & Roberts, R. (2016). A concept map for understanding ‘working scientifically’. School Science Review 97(360): 21-28.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0036-6811
- Further publication details on publisher web site
- Durham Research Online (DRO) - may include full text
Author(s) from Durham
The generation and critical evaluation of good-quality data requires the understanding
of ideas rather than practising set procedures. ‘Working scientifically’ does not explicitly specify
these ideas. To highlight that thinking is necessary, this article presents and discusses a concept
map that sets out the key ideas about the quality of data and their interrelationships and suggests
factors to consider when teaching students so they can develop this understanding.