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Table 1 The texture subscale of the Connotative Aspects of Epistemological Beliefs (CAEB) scale

From: Development of domain-specific epistemological beliefs of physiotherapists: a longitudinal study

Knowledge in the domain of physiotherapy [or medicine respectively] is …
1 objective □-□-□-□-□-□-□ subjective
2 confirmable □-□-□-□-□-□-□ unconfirmable
3 superficial □-□-□-□-□-□-□ profound
4 exact □-□-□-□-□-□-□ vague
5 absolute □-□-□-□-□-□-□ relative
6 sorted □-□-□-□-□-□-□ unsorted
7 precise □-□-□-□-□-□-□ imprecise
8 definite □-□-□-□-□-□-□ ambiguous
9r negotiated □-□-□-□-□-□-□ discovered
10 structured □-□-□-□-□-□-□ unstructured
  1. Seven-point semantic differential scales for measuring EBs about physiotherapy and medicine (texture subscale); reversely coded items are marked with a superscript ‘r’