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    Ala Samarapungavan & Reinout W. Wiers (1997). Children's Thoughts on the Origin of Species: A Study of Explanatory Coherence. Cognitive Science 21 (2):147-177.
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    William F. Brewer, Clark A. Chinn & Ala Samarapungavan (1998). Explanation in Scientists and Children. Minds and Machines 8 (1):119-136.
    In this paper we provide a psychological account of the nature and development of explanation. We propose that an explanation is an account that provides a conceptual framework for a phenomenon that leads to a feeling of understanding in the reader/hearer. The explanatory conceptual framework goes beyond the original phenomenon, integrates diverse aspects of the world, and shows how the original phenomenon follows from the framework. We propose that explanations in everyday life are judged on the criteria of empirical accuracy, (...)
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    Ala Samarapungavan, Erik L. Westby & George M. Bodner (2006). Contextual Epistemic Development in Science: A Comparison of Chemistry Students and Research Chemists. Science Education 90 (3):468-495.
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    Ala Samarapungavan (1992). Children's Judgments in Theory Choice Tasks: Scientific Rationality in Childhood. Cognition 45 (1):1-32.
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  5. Ala Samarapungavan (2011). Ontological Assumptions About Species and Their Influence on Students' Understanding of Evolutionary Biology. In Roger S. Taylor & Michel Ferrari (eds.), Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution Vs. Routledge 77--94.
     
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    Ala Samarapungavan, Panayota Mantzicopoulos & Helen Patrick (2008). Learning Science Through Inquiry in Kindergarten. Science Education 92 (5):868-908.
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