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Development And Validation Of Questionnaire For Measuring Senior High School Fundamental Scientific Research Skills

Volume 5 - Issue 9, September 2022 Edition
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Christian M. Santiago, Dominga C. Valtoribio
Fundamental Research Skills, STEM Education, Science Education, Senior High School, Research Policy
With the advent of the introduction of research courses in the basic education program in the Philippines, varied measures on the attainment of learning outcomes have been in debate, one issue is the sizing of student scientific research skills after completion of research subjects. However, there has been no notable instrument developed and validated that measures fundamental research skills in basic education, especially in senior high school. Thus, this study aimed to develop and validate such an instrument. The process includes literature and resources review, formulation of new items, language and content validation, factor analysis, reliability, and concurrent validity testing. The instrument was implemented for 229 Grade 11 and 12 students for the exploratory factor analysis and additional 95 students for the reliability and concurrent validity testing. Statistical results revealed significant and adequate value measurement of factor analysis, reliability, and validity testing. Suggesting that the developed instrument can be used for measuring student fundamental scientific research skills and as a basis for further studies of research skills in basic education.
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