COMPREHENSION OF TEMPERATURE WHEN SOLVING A THERMODYNAMIC TASK

TitleCOMPREHENSION OF TEMPERATURE WHEN SOLVING A THERMODYNAMIC TASK
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsJeppsson, F, Strömdahl, H
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume9
Issue3
Start Page224-236
Date PublishedSeptember/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 925317
Keywordsqualitative analysis, semantics
Abstract

The present study focus the presence and role of deep qualitative conceptual knowledge of temperature among a group of ten individuals (n=10), academic well-educated and experienced in science, when solving a task about changes in temperature of a given thermo¬dynamic system. The aim is to find out the variation of comprehension of tempera¬ture in the task solving process.
Data is gathered by interviews based on the thinking aloud method. The inter¬views were video-recorded and verbatim transcribed. Transcriptions were analysed by using a two dimensional semiotic/semantic analysing schema (acronym 2-D SAS). The results revealed a broad variation in the comprehension of the term temperature in the given context. The three informants who produced correct answers structured the task by identifying the scientifically appropriate referent and sense of the term temperature according to the given context.

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