Proceedings of the 7th Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Education International Seminar, MSCEIS 2019, 12 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Scientific or Not? Mapping Category of Students’ Written Argument

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296492,
        author={S  Siswanto and S Y Anci and Y  Yusiran and H  Hartono and B  Subali and E  Trisnowati},
        title={Scientific or Not? Mapping Category of Students’ Written Argument},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 7th Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Education International Seminar, MSCEIS 2019, 12 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MSCEIS},
        year={2020},
        month={7},
        keywords={argumentation skills written arguments scientific level of arguments},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296492}
    }
    
  • S Siswanto
    S Y Anci
    Y Yusiran
    H Hartono
    B Subali
    E Trisnowati
    Year: 2020
    Scientific or Not? Mapping Category of Students’ Written Argument
    MSCEIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296492
S Siswanto1,*, S Y Anci2, Y Yusiran3, H Hartono4, B Subali4, E Trisnowati1
  • 1: Department of Natural Science Education, Universitas Tidar, Magelang, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Primary Teacher of Education, STKIP Taman Siswa Bima, Bima, Indonesia
  • 3: Department of Physic Education, STKIP Bima, Bima, Indonesia
  • 4: Department of Physic, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: siswanto@untidar.ac.id

Abstract

Argumentation skills have to be mastered and owned by students of the college. To investigate these, mapping the characteristics of students’ written argument should be revealed. Therefore, this study aims to map how students’ written arguments are categorized. Content analysis is a research method utilized in this study. Students' written argument of electricity and magnetism from 22 participants are analyzed. The analysis of mapping the written argument is divided into two parts. First, analysis is focused on considering argumentation components without scientific level. Finding the research portrays that level 2 (i.e. Data, Claim and or Warrant) dominates. Second, analysis is emphasized in argumentation components and scientific level of arguments. The result of research depicts that the category of Scientifically Unacceptable-Incorrect Scientific Knowledge (SU-2) is dominant. Its implication is a written argument should be taught to students comprehensively. Both components and scientific level of argument should be mastered by students.