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Verbal Reasoning & Justification of Scientific Knowledge Beliefs

EasyChair Preprint no. 3915

11 pagesDate: July 21, 2020


1374 undergraduates took a shorter version of the verbal-reasoning section of LSAT test and justification of scientific knowing questionnaire. A principal component analysis yielded three dimensions: Personal Justification (JP), Justification by Authority (JA), and Justification by Multiple Sources (JMS). Whereas students who relied highly on JMS performed better on the verbal-reasoning task than their less-relying counterparts, JP had the opposite effect. Implications of the results and validation of the justification of knowing questionnaire are discussed.

Keyphrases: epistemic beliefs, individual difference, Justification of Knowledge, Verbal Reasoning

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  author = {Srikanth Dandotkar and M. Anne Britt},
  title = {Verbal Reasoning & Justification of Scientific Knowledge Beliefs},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3915},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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