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Genetic Knowledge Understanding at Students Preparatory Year at King Saud University: Their Arguments Level about Endogamy Issue.

Auther : Dr. Zeyad A. Jarrah

     This study aimed at exploring the level of understanding genetic knowledge and the kind of arguments made by the students of the scientific path in the preparatory year at King Saud University. It investigates the relationship between students' understanding of genetic knowledge and the logic they use to justify their position on the issue of endogamy. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher used a quantitative method. The study sample consisted of 136 students. A questionnaire was employed to collect data which was analyzed inductively with reference to genetic knowledge aspects (recognize genetic concepts, define genetic concepts, and explain genetic phenomena) in order to determine the level of understanding the nature of genetics. Further, the argument components (Data, Rebuttal, and Warrant) were used to determine the quality of the arguments made. The results showed that a weak level understanding a poor quality of the arguments. Pearson coefficient analysis also showed no clear relationship between genetic knowledge and the quality of arguments made on the endogamy issue.
 

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