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Developing a one -semester course in forensic chemical science for university undergraduates


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to research, develop and validate a one-semester course for the general education of university undergraduates in forensic chemical education. The course outline was developed using the research and development (R&D) methodology recommended by Gall, Borg, and Gall, (2003) and Dick and Carey, (2001) through a three step developmental cycle.

Information was gathered and analyzed through review of literature and proof of concept interviews, laying the foundation for the framework of the course outline.

A preliminary course outline was developed after a needs assessment showed need for such a course. Professors expert in the area of forensic science participated in the first field test of the course. Their feedback was recorded, and the course was revised for a main field test. Potential users of the guide served as readers for the main field test and offered more feedback to improve the course.

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Subject
Science education;
Curriculum development;
Higher education
Classification
0714: Science education
0727: Curriculum development
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Chemistry; Curriculum and instruction; Education; Forensic chemistry; Forensics; Sciences; Undergraduate
Title
Developing a one -semester course in forensic chemical science for university undergraduates
Author
Salem, Roberta Sue
Number of pages
150
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0100
Source
DAI-A 70/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109183887
Advisor
Ross, Tweed W.; Staver, John
Committee member
Finnegan, Michael; Tutwiler, Sandra W.
University/institution
Kansas State University
Department
Curriculum and Instruction
University location
United States -- Kansas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3358969
ProQuest document ID
304911443
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304911443
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