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    Children's Thoughts on the Origin of Species: A Study of Explanatory Coherence.Ala Samarapungavan & Reinout W. Wiers - 1997 - Cognitive Science 21 (2):147-177.
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    Explanation in Scientists and Children.William F. Brewer, Clark A. Chinn & Ala Samarapungavan - 1998 - 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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    Contextual Epistemic Development in Science: A Comparison of Chemistry Students and Research Chemists.Ala Samarapungavan, Erik L. Westby & George M. Bodner - 2006 - Science Education 90 (3):468-495.
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    Children's Judgments in Theory Choice Tasks: Scientific Rationality in Childhood.Ala Samarapungavan - 1992 - Cognition 45 (1):1-32.
  5. Ontological Assumptions About Species and Their Influence on Students' Understanding of Evolutionary Biology.Ala Samarapungavan - 2011 - In Roger S. Taylor & Michel Ferrari (eds.), Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution Vs. Routledge. pp. 77--94.
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    Learning Science Through Inquiry in Kindergarten.Ala Samarapungavan, Panayota Mantzicopoulos & Helen Patrick - 2008 - Science Education 92 (5):868-908.
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