Data on NOS items validation

Published: 13 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n4yv24kp8w.1
Olalekan Badmus


An instrument is devised to measure Nature of Science integration. The title of the instrument is Nature of Science Competence Template (NCT). It guides the training and instruction of science educators, teachers and preservice teachers on integration of NOS in the classroom. The instrument was validated by 11 experts with over five years experience in science pedagogical practices. The software for data analysis in this case was R package. t-test, Bonferroni, correlation, Cronbach Alpha, tables, figures and chats are contained in the folder. Ethical clearance was obtained for the research at the University of the Free State, South Africa.


Steps to reproduce

Measure NCT across dimensions of sufficiency, clarity, coherence and relevance. In each of the dimensions, a rating scale of 1-4 for each of the items in each of the 8 themes and 37 items. The data should be extracted and in excel format and imported into R for analysis. In this case, 4 was rated high, 3 as moderate, 2 was low and 1 was not sufficient.


University of the Free State


Science Education