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Scientists, their work, and how others perceive them : Self-perceptions of scientists and students’ stereotypes. / Stamer, Insa; Kubsch, Marcus; Steiner, Mara et al.

In: RISTAL. Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning, Vol. 2, 14.11.2019, p. 85-101.

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Stamer, Insa ; Kubsch, Marcus ; Steiner, Mara et al. / Scientists, their work, and how others perceive them : Self-perceptions of scientists and students’ stereotypes. In: RISTAL. Research in Subject-matter Teaching and Learning. 2019 ; Vol. 2. pp. 85-101.

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abstract = "Stereotypes are simplifications of complex characteristics of groups of persons and are common and widespread through media as well as everyday experiences. Especially regarding occupational groups stereotypes can be a problem because many young people base their occupational choices on these simplified conceptions. It is thus important to comprehensively depict scientists´ fields of activities. Therefore, we categorized typical scientific activities into the so-called RIASEC+N dimensions. Based on these dimensions, we investigated the self-perceptions of junior scientists (n = 92) and professors (n = 10) about their own work and compared these perceptions with the perceptions of school students ranging from grades 10 – 13 (n = 244). The results show differences between some scientific activity fields for the three groups. For example, students tend to underestimate creative and social aspects of typical scientists´ work fields and hold rather stereotypical views. Thus, interventions to promote an authentic image of science are needed.",
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