Knowledge is knowledge is knowledge? The relationship between personal and scientific epistemologies Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: In this paper, we explore cross‐domain versus domain‐specific scientific epistemological understanding. Research about relationships between such understandings shows mixed results. The ambiguities may result from the instruments used. Unlike most studies, we combined instruments from the personal‐and science‐epistemology research traditions. Students in Grades 6 to 9 in a science‐centred school completed adaptations of the Epistemological Thinking Assessment (ETA)(Kuhn, Cheney, & …

publication date

  • July 1, 2005