Benefiting from an open-ended experiment? A comparison of attitudes to, and outcomes of, an expository versus an open-inquiry version of the same experiment

@article{Berg2003BenefitingFA,
  title={Benefiting from an open-ended experiment? A comparison of attitudes to, and outcomes of, an expository versus an open-inquiry version of the same experiment},
  author={Christopher A. Berg and V. Christina B. Bergendahl and Bruno K. S. Lundberg and Lena A. E. Tibell},
  journal={International Journal of Science Education},
  year={2003},
  volume={25},
  pages={351 - 372}
}
In this article we compare outcomes of an open-inquiry and an expository version of a chemistry laboratory experiment at university level for 190 students. The aim of the study was to investigate if these two versions would result in different outcomes depending on the students' attitudes towards learning. We used a questionnaire to find out their attitude position prior to the laboratory experiment. The outcome in the different versions of the experiment was evaluated by interviews, questions… 
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