International Scholarly Research Notices / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

Coupling of students’ conceptions to the different terms and processes of gene technology.

Conceptions about …Frequency of coupled student conceptions (percentage)
NoneaTwo Three Four Five

Geneb32.638.911.83.5
Genetic engineeringc12.543.118.12.81.4
Cloned6.329.941.018.80.7
Enzymee18.818.86.92.8
Inheritance of traitsf34.752.13.5
Transfer of genesg28.529.212.5
Change of genotypeh32.627.813.22.80.7

Proportion of students that described only one conception; bto hfrequency of students describing no conceptions: b13.2%; c22.2%; d3.5%; e52.8%; f9.7%; g29.9%; h22.9%.

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