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Research Article

Investigation of Students’ Alternative Conceptions of Terms and Processes of Gene Technology

Table 1

Common categories of students’ conceptions, each category with one sample term and one sample process of gene technology (students’ key words for each category are within students’ quotations in italic letters; see Table 6 for all categories).

CategoryDefinition:Students’ application to the
conception is connected to … term of geneaprocess of change of genotypea

GenotypeGenotypic level. … means genetic information … means that hereditary information will be changed.
PhenotypePhenotypic level. … which eye color one has, … … is the chemical change of certain traits of the father.
ProcedureTechniques and/or equipment. … means that parts of the genotype are changed by medical techniques.
PedigreeWords showing relationships.The child of a pair has the genes of his/her parents  …For example, if everybody in the family has blond hair and one child has red hair.
ValuationValue-related aspects. … is a specific manipulation.
ObjectA specific object. … are small  cellsIf one changes the genes of a human  being.
LocalizationA specific localization. … inside of the person

Sample student quotation.

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