Materials for: Assessing Epistemic Beliefs Regarding the Co-construction of Knowledge: Implications for Team Science.
Scientific collaboration is necessary as research grows increasingly more complex. Research focusing on the Science of Team Science (SciTS) seeks to better understand and facilitate collaborative research in science. The current work provides new empirical understandings on epistemic beliefs about group knowledge or how a group collectively comes to know something through the development of the Epistemic Beliefs about the Co-Construction of Knowledge (EB-CCK) inventory. Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, the present study established an 18-item inventory composed of two factors: one capturing a more collaborative mindset and one capturing a more individual mindset about the co-construction of knowledge. These materials are not to be redistributed or repurposed without permission from the corresponding author (Erica Kessler: firstname.lastname@example.org).