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Epistemological Positioning Scale (EPS)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Posicionamento Epistemológico

Portuguese Version

Figueiredo, C., Pinheiro, M. R., & Huet, I. (2015)

General Description

The results of the dimensionality analysis of the scale, revealed a three-dimensional structure, composed of four factors:

  • F1 – Epistemological sophistication
  • F2 – Epistemological naivety
  • F3 – Unchanging knowledge
  • F4 – Learning quickly
  • Figueiredo, C., Pinheiro, M. R., & Huet, I. (2015). Epistemological development and assessment of personal beliefs about knowledge and knowing: Validation study of the Epistemological Positioning Scale for PhD Students.  Revista Portuguesa de Pedagogia, 49(1), 105-130. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47288


Maria do Rosário Pinheiro – mrpinheiro@fpce.uc.pt