Description - Understanding and Using Scientific Evidence by Richard Gott
Understanding and Using Scientific Evidence shows that there are things to understand about scientific evidence, difficult concepts about the structure of experiments; causality; repeatability and the validity and reliability of evidence - upon which decisions have to be made. Once teachers understand this problem, they will look at those ideas and plan them into the curriculum. But in doing so, they need help to: * recognise what the problems are * enhance their own understanding of them * think how best to teach for understanding. The authors present a range of resources so that when teachers see 'fair test' or 'reliability' in The National Curriculum, they can look it up and develop their own understanding of how evidence is collected, analyzed and evaluated.
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Author Biography - Richard Gott
Richard Gott holds a BSc (Leeds), a PhD degree (Leicester) in Physics, and an MA in Education (Leeds). He has (co) authored 12 academic and professional books, some 18 research reports, and written over 60 journal articles and book chapters. His research has focused on practical work and the use of evidence in school science where he has collaborated with his colleague Ros Roberts in a number of research studies, see for example http://www.dur.ac.uk/richard.gott/Evidence/cofev.htm . Prof Gott taught on the MA (Ed) and Ed.D courses and supervises a number of doctoral research students across a range of areas of interest. He was Head of Department from 2000 to 2005.