Are you SLiM? Developing an instrument for civic scientific literacy measurement (SLiM) based on media coverage
2012 (English)In: Public Understanding of Science, ISSN 0963-6625, E-ISSN 1361-6609, Vol. 21, no 6, 759-773 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study is to develop an instrument to assess civic scientific literacy in media (SLiM). A total of 50 multiple-choice items were developed based on the 95 most common scientific terms appearing in media covering the subjects of biology (45.26%, 22 items), earth science (37.90%, 19 items), physics (11.58%, 6 items) and chemistry (5.26%, 3 items) in Taiwan. A total of 1034 students from three distinct groups (7th graders, 10th graders and undergraduates) were invited to participate in this study. The reliability of this instrument was 0.86 (KR20). The average difficulty of the SLiM ranged from 0.19 to 0.91, and the discrimination power is 0.1 to 0.59. According to participants’ performances on SLiM, it was revealed that 10th graders (Mean = 37.3±4.2) performed better than undergraduates (Mean = 33.0±5.5) and 7th graders (Mean = 26.7±8.3) with significant differences (p< .05).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 21, no 6, 759-773 p.
Media; Science education, Term extraction
Research subject Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-78624DOI: 10.1177/0963662510377562OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-78624DiVA: diva2:542043