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Title: An investigation into students' understanding of knowledge justification in psychology using a software tool : theory and method in the study of epistemic cognition
Author: Avramides, Katerina
ISNI:       0000 0004 2671 129X
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2009
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The principal aim of this thesis is to investigate theoretical and methodological issues in the study of epistemic cognition and to explore the use of technology as a research tool. A theoretical analysis examined existing conceptualisations and methodological approaches. This formed the basis of an empirical investigation, in the domain of Psychology, to explore theoretical assumptions. A qualitative in-depth methodology was adopted, using interviews structured around a formally assessed essay. Two empirical studies were conducted. The first led to the development of a representational software tool, which was used in the second study as part of a methodology to explore students' epistemic cognition.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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