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Research Article

Taiwan Junior High School Adolescents’ Epistemological Beliefs toward Mathematics and Science

Table 1

Examples of items from each scale in REQ, REQ-M, and REQ-S.

FactorsSample items
REQREQ-MREQ-S

Quick learningSuccessful students learn things quickly.Successful students learn math quickly.Successful students learn science quickly.
Certain knowledgeTruth is unchanging.Truth in math is unchanging.Truth in science is unchanging.
Simple knowledgeWorking on a problem with no clear solution is a waste of time.Working on a math problem with no clear solution is a waste of time.Working on a science problem with no clear solution is a waste of time.
Innate abilityAn expert is someone who has a special gift in some area.An expert in math is someone who has a special gift in math.An expert in science is someone who has a special gift in science.

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