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tools that measure students views of Science

SUSSI--StudentUnderstanding of Science and Scientific Inquiry  questionnaire(Liang et al., 2008)"The SUSSI questionnaire (Liang et al., 2008) is an instrumentdesigned with both Likert-scale and open-ended components, toprovide opportunities for in-depth study of NOS views (as emphasizedin the Views of the Nature of Science [VNOS]; Lederman et al., 2002) while retaining the efficiency of previous forced-choiceinstruments (many used over the past 55 years, such as the ScienceAttitudes Questionnaire [Wilson, 1954], the Test on UnderstandingScience [Klopfer and Cooley, 1961], the Science Process Inventory[Welch and Pella, 1967], the Nature of Science Test [Billeh and Hassan, 1975], the Nature of Scientific Knowledge Scale[Rubba and Andersen, 1978], the Conceptions of Scientific TheoriesTest [Cotham and Smith, 1981], and the Views on Science-Technology-Societyinstrument [Aikenhead et al., 1989])" from

Comparison of Views of the Nature of Science between Natural Science and Nonscience Majors
Marie C. Desaulniers Miller, Lisa M. Montplaisir, Erika G. Offerdahl, Fu-Chih Cheng, and Gerald L. Ketterling
CBE Life Sci Educ 2010;9 45-54

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Biology CLASS- Colorado Learning Attitudes Student Survey

For more information please contact Jenny Knight knight@colorado.edu or Michelle Smith michelle.k.smith@colorado.edu.

Information about CLASS development see: http://www.colorado.edu/sei/class/.This is also the website where the BioCLASS will soon be posted (currently only Physics and Chemistry are available).
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 Views About Biology Survey (VABS).Halloun and Hestenes, 1996.

Based on responses to survey questions, students are placed in one of four profiles: folk, low transitional, high transitional, or expert, with an expert profile resembling that of a professional scientist

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