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Development and validation of a social media and science learning survey

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The purpose of this study is to describe the development and validation of

    a survey that examines science students

    social media learning behaviours.

    Inherent in critiques regarding

    digital natives

    is a need to better

    understand what the current generation of learners actually do in their

    social media practices

    for learning

    . The survey can help us understand

    how students actually use social media for learning science. Survey

    development followed an inductive approach [Brinkman, 2013.

    Qualitative interviewing

    . Oxford ebook; Mansourian, 2006. Adoption of

    grounded theory in LIS research.

    New Library World

    , 107(9/10), 386

    402;

    Strauss & Corbin, 1998.

    Basics of qualitative research: Grounded theory

    procedures and technique

    (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage], where

    survey design was informed by results of focus groups with secondary

    and post-secondary physics students and the survey was iteratively

    revised after two cycles of administration and validation interviews. The

    fi

    nal version of the

    Social Media and Science Learning Survey

    can be used

    by educators and researchers to understand how social media tools can

    be leveraged in order to allow learning to emerge and to use this

    knowledge to frame recommendations and methods for integrating

    these tools into classroom-based environments.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Moll, R. & Nielsen, W. (2017). Development and validation of a social media and science learning survey. International Journal Of Science Education Part B-communication And Public Engagement, 7 (1), 14-30.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85028707004

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3557

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 30

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • The purpose of this study is to describe the development and validation of

    a survey that examines science students

    social media learning behaviours.

    Inherent in critiques regarding

    digital natives

    is a need to better

    understand what the current generation of learners actually do in their

    social media practices

    for learning

    . The survey can help us understand

    how students actually use social media for learning science. Survey

    development followed an inductive approach [Brinkman, 2013.

    Qualitative interviewing

    . Oxford ebook; Mansourian, 2006. Adoption of

    grounded theory in LIS research.

    New Library World

    , 107(9/10), 386

    402;

    Strauss & Corbin, 1998.

    Basics of qualitative research: Grounded theory

    procedures and technique

    (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage], where

    survey design was informed by results of focus groups with secondary

    and post-secondary physics students and the survey was iteratively

    revised after two cycles of administration and validation interviews. The

    fi

    nal version of the

    Social Media and Science Learning Survey

    can be used

    by educators and researchers to understand how social media tools can

    be leveraged in order to allow learning to emerge and to use this

    knowledge to frame recommendations and methods for integrating

    these tools into classroom-based environments.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Moll, R. & Nielsen, W. (2017). Development and validation of a social media and science learning survey. International Journal Of Science Education Part B-communication And Public Engagement, 7 (1), 14-30.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85028707004

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3557

Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 30

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom