What does the primary school student know about the map in 2013?

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pontus Hennerdal - Stockholm University orcid

Description

In 1968, Sonja Peterson conducted a study that included all students from grade 1 to grade 9 in Arvika, Sweden. That study was named: Vad vet grundskoleeleven om kartan? [What does the primary school student know about the map?] and was published in 1971 in the report series: Rapporter från Pedagogiska institutionen i Göteborg [Reports from the Department of Education in Gothenburg]. As a part of the doctoral studies Pontus Hennerdal conducted at Stockholm University, he recreated parts of the test Peterson used in her study. Together with some new questions, Hennerdals study was also carried out with students in Arvika during 2013. This time with students from grade 2 to year 9. This archive consists of answers from the 1206 completed questionnaires that were filled in during the spring term 2013 during Hennerdals Arvika study. Also the archive include some comparisons with the data Peterson collected 45 years earlier.

Language

Swedish

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Unit of analysis

Population

Students in 2nd to 9th grade

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1968-02-01–1968-05-17

2013-01-28–2013-02-01

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Research area

Compulsory and pre-school education (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Educational Sciences, Didactics, Learning, Human Geography (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Hennerdal, P. (2016) Changes in place location knowledge: A follow-up study in Arvika, Sweden, 1968 and 2013. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 25(4), 309-327. DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2016.1207991
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10382046.2016.1207991

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What does the primary school student know about the map in 2013?

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During the spring term of 2013, tests(see attached files) were distributed to all classes (grade 2 to 9) in Arvika, Sweden. All grades did not have all test sheets. The teachers conducted the test with each class based on the instruction:

The intention is that the questions should be self-instructing, that the only thing the students need in addition to the questions is a pen and an eraser, and that the answers to the questions should be received during an hour. But the study is not ruined by h

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Citation

Pontus Hennerdal. Stockholm University, Kulturgeografiska institutionen (2019). <em>What does the primary school student know about the map in 2013?</em> Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/m5fe-9t56">https://doi.org/10.5878/m5fe-9t56</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pontus Hennerdal - Stockholm University orcid

Time period(s) investigated

2013-01-28–2013-02-01

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Educational measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1968-02-01–1968-05-17
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Educational measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2013-01-28–2013-02-01
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

150

Number of individuals/objects

1206

License

Creative Commons  Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Published: 2019-02-11
Last updated: 2019-02-13