publication . Article . 2010

Comparing learners’ constructs using “socio-nets”: an application of Repertory Grid Analysis

McCloughlin, Thomas; Matthews, Philip S.C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Scientia Socialis
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Repertory grid analysis was employed as a means of constructing representations of learners conceptions of living things (described in previous work). Experts in biology and secondary school science learners were probed for their representations of living things. Clearly, a theory is at work in the mind of the experts. The question now is: how many of the students share this theory? A record of commonality is required, and for that a social network framework is necessary. Therefore, representations were compared using the SOCIO program which measures the similarity between individuals and a visual network produced for the groups studied. This work is part of an ...
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