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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu
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Rundgren, C.-J., Chang Rundgren, S.-N., Tseng, Y.-H., Lin, P.-L. & Chang, C.-Y. (2012). Are you SLiM? Developing an instrument for civic scientific literacy measurement(SLiM) based on media coverage. Public Understanding of Science, 21(6), 759-773
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2012 (English)In: Public Understanding of Science, ISSN 0963-6625, E-ISSN 1361-6609, Vol. 21, no 6, p. 759-773Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to develop an instrument to assess civic scientific literacy in media (SLiM). A total of 50 multiple-choice items were developed based on the 95 most common scientific terms appearing in media covering the subjects of biology (45.26%, 22 items), earth science (37.90%, 19 items), physics (11.58%, 6 items) and chemistry (5.26%, 3 items) in Taiwan. A total of 1034 students from three distinct groups (7th graders, 10th graders and undergraduates) were invited to participate in this study. The reliability of this instrument was 0.86 (KR20). The average difficulty of the SLiM ranged from 0.19 to 0.91, and the discrimination power is 0.1 to 0.59. According to participants’ performances on SLiM, it was revealed that 10th graders (Mean = 37.3±4.2) performed better than undergraduates (Mean = 33.0±5.5) and 7th graders (Mean = 26.7±8.3) with significant differences (p< .05).

Keywords
Scientific literacy, Media, Measurement
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-56670 (URN)10.1177/0963662510377562 (DOI)000306608200008 ()
Available from: 2010-05-29 Created: 2010-05-29 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Rundgren, C.-J., Chang Rundgren, S.-N., Tseng, Y.-H. & Chang, C.-Y. (2011). Difficult biological concepts in media coverage. Paper presented at National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 3-6, Orlando, FL, USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Difficult biological concepts in media coverage
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The ability of citizens to be able to understand and critically read and discuss the scientific reports presented in media is of inc creasing importance in science education. The SLiM (Scientific Literacy in Media) approach, on which this study is based, gives a possibility to measure scientific literacy based on the most commonly appearing scientific terms in news media. This study analyzed the 22 biology items from the prior SLiM study and identified the most difficult biology concepts for Taiwanese (N=619) and Swedish (N=117) non-science majors from university and upper secondary levels. The correct rate (%) of each item was analyzed to present students’ performances on each item. From the results, in general, it was found that Taiwanese students performed better than Swedish students at both university and upper secondary levels. However, Swedish university students were a bit better than the Taiwanese in definition-based (DB) items. Looking at the individual country, both Swedish and Taiwanese students’ performances on context-based (CB) items were better than DB items with significant difference (p<.01). Among the four items that were found difficult for both Swedish and Taiwanese students, two relates to biotechnology, and the other two are about function of enzymes and cell biology.

Keywords
Biology education; Terms; Media; Scientific literacy
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67486 (URN)
Conference
National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), April 3-6, Orlando, FL, USA.
Available from: 2011-04-14 Created: 2011-04-14 Last updated: 2011-10-06Bibliographically approved
Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2011). How does background affect attitudes to socioscientific issues in Taiwan?. Public Understanding of Science, 20(6), 722-732
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How does background affect attitudes to socioscientific issues in Taiwan?
2011 (English)In: Public Understanding of Science, ISSN 0963-6625, E-ISSN 1361-6609, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 722-732Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based upon the goal of scientific literacy and the importance of socioscientific issues (SSIs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the Taiwanese public’s awareness of, inclinations to buy/use, and their attitudes towards three attributes of SSIs including genetically modified food (GM food), organic food, and DDT and malaria (DDT). Data from a total of 865 participants across ten populations (six different educational levels and four different vocations) were validated and analyzed. The results revealed that the awareness regarding GM food and DDT increased with the levels of education. The inclinations to buy/use and the attitudes towards the three SSIs, were not related to levels of education, vocation or gender, but were related to attributes of the SSIs. The implications for education and policy development are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage, 2011
Keywords
attitudes, attributes of socioscientific issues, awareness, inclination, scientific literacy
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60273 (URN)10.1177/0963662509359998 (DOI)000296396400001 ()
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-12
Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2011). How does background affect attitudes to socioscientific issues in Taiwan?. Public Understanding of Science, 20(6), 722-732
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How does background affect attitudes to socioscientific issues in Taiwan?
2011 (English)In: Public Understanding of Science, ISSN 0963-6625, E-ISSN 1361-6609, Vol. 20, no 6, p. 722-732Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based upon the goal of scientific literacy and the importance of socioscientific issues (SSIs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the Taiwanese public’s awareness of, inclinations to buy/use, and their attitudes towards three attributes of SSIs including genetically modified food (GM food), organic food, and DDT and malaria (DDT). Data from a total of 865 participants across ten populations (six different educational levels and four different vocations) were validated and analyzed. The results revealed that the awareness regarding GM food and DDT increased with the levels of education. The inclinations to buy/use and the attitudes towards the three SSIs, were not related to levels of education, vocation or gender, but were related to attributes of the SSIs. The implications for education and policy development are discussed

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52324 (URN)10.1177/0963662509359998 (DOI)
Note

The title of this article when accepted for publishing was How does background affect attitudes to technico-scientific issues in Taiwan?

Available from: 2009-12-15 Created: 2009-12-15 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Ingelsson, U., Chang, S.-Y. & Larsson, E. (2011). Measurement Point Selection for In-Operation Wear-Out Monitoring. In: 14th IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS11), Cottbus, Germany, April 13-15, 2011.: . Paper presented at 14th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, DDECS 2011; Cottbus; Germany (pp. 381-386). IEEE
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2011 (English)In: 14th IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS11), Cottbus, Germany, April 13-15, 2011., IEEE , 2011, p. 381-386Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent IC designs, the risk of early failure due to electromigration wear-out has increased due to reduced feature dimensions. To give a warning of impending failure, wearout monitoring approaches have included delay measurement circuitry on-chip. Due to the high cost of delay measurement circuitry this paper presents a method to reduce the number of necessary measurement points. The proposed method is based on identification of wear-out sensitive interconnects and selects a small number of measurement points that can be used to observe the state of all the wear-out sensitive interconnects. The method is demonstrated on ISCAS85 benchmark ICs with encouraging results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2011
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-66349 (URN)10.1109/DDECS.2011.5783115 (DOI)978-1-4244-9755-3 (ISBN)
Conference
14th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems, DDECS 2011; Cottbus; Germany
Available from: 2011-03-11 Created: 2011-03-11 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Rundgren, C.-J., Chang Rundgren, S.-N. & Chang, C.-Y. (2010). Are you SLiM from a biological perspective? -- Evaluating scientific literacy in media regarding biological terms. Paper presented at ERIDOB.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Are you SLiM from a biological perspective? -- Evaluating scientific literacy in media regarding biological terms
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60271 (URN)
Conference
ERIDOB
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2010-10-11
Chang Rundgren, S.-N., Rundgren, C.-J. & Chang, C.-Y. (2010). Comparing Swedish senior high and undergraduate students’ scientific literacy in media (SLiM) regarding biological terms. Paper presented at ICASE.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparing Swedish senior high and undergraduate students’ scientific literacy in media (SLiM) regarding biological terms
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60272 (URN)
Conference
ICASE
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2010-10-11
Chang Rundgren, S.-N., Rundgren, C.-J., Chang, C.-Y. & Tseng, Y.-H. (2010). Cultural comparison of scientific literacy in media (SLiM) – From the perspective of biology subject. Paper presented at AABE.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural comparison of scientific literacy in media (SLiM) – From the perspective of biology subject
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60267 (URN)
Conference
AABE
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2010-10-11
Rundgren, C.-J., Hirsch, R., Tibell, L. A. E. & Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2010). Help-words – a Creative Way of Making Sense of visualizations in molecular life science. Paper presented at ERIDOB 2010. Braga, Portugal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Help-words – a Creative Way of Making Sense of visualizations in molecular life science
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

When confronted with the representations and terms of science, students make meaning using the knowledge and language they possess. They make frequent use of conventional expressions, but they also use words that seemingly have no conventional meaning, here labelled help-words. This study explores the verbal resources upper secondary students use to make meaning of molecular life science. The paper gives a description of the phenomenon of non-conventionalised expressions, help-words, based on a study of 20 upper secondary students. The results indicate that help-words are meaningful in learning situations, especially in abstract disciplines such as molecular life science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Braga, Portugal: , 2010
Keywords
Help-words, Communication, Molecular life science
National Category
Didactics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52239 (URN)
Conference
ERIDOB 2010
Available from: 2009-12-11 Created: 2009-12-11 Last updated: 2016-05-04Bibliographically approved
Christenson, N. & Chang Rundgren, S.-N. (2010). Investigating students’ use of knowledge, value and personal experiences (KVP) in relation to the different attributes of socioscientific issues. Paper presented at AABE.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating students’ use of knowledge, value and personal experiences (KVP) in relation to the different attributes of socioscientific issues
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60268 (URN)
Conference
AABE
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2010-10-11
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