questionnaire


This leaflet is not a knowledge test, but just a questionnaire.
In this kind of questionnaires, there is no right or wrong answer. Different persons may give different answers.
Please, answer honestly the questions in this and the following pages.

Thank you very much!










Gender: Male Female


Date of birth: …….……………………………..

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Part I

For each of the following sentences, mark with an X the box that best corresponds how much you agree or disagree with the sentence.
The possible answers are: “no”, “rather no”, “not sure”, “rather yes” and “yes”.



no rather no not sure rather yes yes
1. In science, most questions have only one right answer.




2. If you read something in a science book, then it is certainly true.




3. Science helps us understand the world.




4. In their research, scientists are influenced by the conditions of their time. For example, by economy, politics, religion, arts.




5. In their research, scientists are influenced by the conditions of their lives. For example, by their family, their financial condition, the place where the live.




6. In science, what is accepted as true remains always the same.




7. Different scientists may explain the same thing in different ways.




8. When starting their research, scientists have some ideas about their research in their minds in advance.




9. How scientists explain something may change in time.




10. New scientific interpretations may replace the old ones in the light of new evidence.




11. All scientists follow the same scientific method.





no rather no not sure rather yes yes
12. Scientists do research in different ways.




13. Science helps to make our lives healthier, easier and more comfortable.




14. Science is the same all over the world.




15. Science is only for men.




16. Science is only for women.




17. Science is only for clever people.




18. The things we learn from science may help us make decisions in everyday life.




19. We all need to know something about science, no matter whether we need it in our work or not.




20. The way scientists work is influenced by what other people consider important.




21. The way scientists work is influenced by what other people want.




22. We are all responsible for the way scientific research results are used in everyday life.









Part II

When answering the following questions, have in mind that each question describes two types of persons and that we would like to know which of the two types is more like you and by how much.
In each question, we want you to decide which type of person best describes you, the type at the left or the type at the right part.
After having decided which of the two types is more like you, decide whether this type very well describes you or moderately describes you.
Caution: In each line, mark with an X only one box!



Very well describes me Moderately describes me

Moderately describes me Very well describes me
1.

Some people like finding out by themselves what to do in science courses but other people do not like finding out by themselves what to do in science courses.

2.

Some people do not like their teacher telling them what to do in science courses but other people like their teacher telling them what to do in science courses.

3.

Some people like finding out by themselves what happens in science courses but other people do not like finding by themselves what happens in science courses.

4.

Some people like working alone in science courses but other people do not like working alone in science courses.

5.

Some people do not like working with friends in science courses but other people like working with friends in science courses.

6.

Some people do not like discussing their ideas with their teacher during their science courses but other people like discussing their ideas with their teacher during their science courses.


Very well describes me Moderately describes me

Moderately describes me Very well describes me
7.

Some people like discussing their ideas with their friends during their science courses but others do not like discussing their ideas with their friends during their science courses.

8.

Some people find it difficult to discover new things in science courses but other people find it easy to discover new things in science courses.

9.

Some people believe that they have to do too much work in science courses but other people do not believe that they have to do too much work in science courses.

10.

Some people do very well in science courses but other people do not do well in science courses.

11.

For some people, science is one of their favorite courses but for some other people, science is not one of their favorite courses.

12.

Some people believe that they are as good in science as their peers but other people are not so sure and wonder whether they are as good in science as their peers.

13.

Some people find it difficult to understand anything related to science but other people find it easy to understand anything related to science.

14.

Some people do not like science courses at all but other people like science courses a lot.