Investigation on Faculty of Education Students’ Attitudes towards Scientific Research
Investigation on Faculty of Education Students’ Attitudes towards Scientific Research

Author : Mehmet Özcan
Number of pages : 105-116

Abstract

This study aims to determine the level of attitudes of faculty of education students’ attitudes towards scientific research and investigate whether the determined level is significantly predicted by 10 independent variables in the research. This is a quantitative research designed as survey model. Study group consists of 420 faculty of education students studying at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University in 2017- 2018 academic year. The data of this research is collected by ‘The scale of attitude towards scientific research’. In this study Ordinal Logistic Regression analysis and descriptive statistics are used. According to research results, attitudes of faculty of education students’ towards scientific research mean is 3.58 out of 5. Besides, female faculty of education students’ attitudes towards scientific research is 0.43 higher than male students. The attitude of the group believing in the accuracy of scientific research result is 0.52 higher than the group not believing. The attitude towards scientific research of the group having a low level of belief that scientific research develops country’s education is 3.45 higher than the group having a high level of belief that scientific research develops country’s education. The attitude towards scientific research of the group paying attention while to filling scales is 0.30 higher than the group not paying attention. The attitude towards scientific research of the group believing that scientific results are taken seriously by authorities is 1.4 higher than the group not believing.

Keywords

Faculty of education students, scientific research, scientific thinking, scientific thinking skill

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