Abstract


RESEARCH LITERACY SKILLS OF BIOLOGY AND SCIENCE TEACHERS

In this study; It is aimed to reveal the research literacy skill level of biology and science teachers and to examine the research literacy skill level according to the variables of field, gender, educational level and the region where they work. The research was carried out in accordance with the relational survey model, one of the survey models. The sample of the study, consisting of a total of 82 people, 25 biology teacher and 57 science teacher, was determined according to the criterion sampling method. Research data were collected online with Personal Information Form and Teachers' Research Literacy Skills Scale. In order to determine the research literacy skill level of the teachers, the average scores and standard deviation were analyzed. Whether the teachers' research literacy skills were normally distributed in terms of all variables was analyzed with Kolmogorov Smirnov Test. Independent Groups t-Test was used to analyze research literacy skill level in terms of field, gender and educational level variable, and One Way Anova Test was used to analyze in terms of region variable. In the findings; It has been determined that the teachers' research literacy skills level is = 104.33 and their research literacy skills do not change according to their field, gender, educational level and the region where they work. According to this; It was concluded that the research literacy skills of the teachers were at a high level, and this level did not change according to the field of science and biology teaching, gender, undergraduate / graduate education level and the region where the teachers worked. For further research, it is recommended to conduct studies using different samples and variables and qualitative data collection tools.



Keywords

Biology / Science teacher, research literacy, gender / educational level / region variable.


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