Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(8), pp. 1858 - 1862
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040815
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Semantic Differential as One of the Research Tools Suitable for Establishing the Attitudes of Pupils to Old Age and Seniors


Soňa Divilová *
Faculty of Education, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

ABSTRACT

The paper presents the results of the pre-research conducted under the project entitled "Seniors in the Eyes of Children". The main objective of the project was to create and test a research tool in order to establish what the attitudes of pupils to old age and seniors were. Semantic differential was chosen for these purposes. Semantic differential serves to map attitudes, penetrates the deeper layers of thinking, and tries to understand the individual meanings of words and the feelings of respondents. The paper primarily deals with the semantic differential method, the preparation and implementation of the pre-research, the process of creation of the research tool, and the individual steps in the collection and evaluation of data.

KEYWORDS
Pre-research, Semantic Differential, Research Tool Creation, Pre-research Implementation

Cite this paper
Soňa Divilová . "Semantic Differential as One of the Research Tools Suitable for Establishing the Attitudes of Pupils to Old Age and Seniors." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.8 (2016) 1858 - 1862. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040815.