Epistemological beliefs across cultures: Critique and analysis of beliefs structure studies

Kwok Wai CHAN, Robert G. ELLIOTT

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Abstract

The findings of epistemological beliefs studies in North America, Hong Kong and Taiwan were compared and interpreted in terms of the different cultural contexts and methodologies used in the research studies. Based on cross culture analysis a hypothesis for the structure of epistemological beliefs was proposed. Implications were also drawn for future research in this field, in light of the limitations and potential of existing measuring instruments. Copyright © 2004 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-142
JournalEducational Psychology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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Chan, K.-W., & Elliott, R. G. (2004). Epistemological beliefs across cultures: Critique and analysis of beliefs structure studies. Educational Psychology, 24(2), 123-142.

Keywords

  • Social epistemology
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Methodology