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Table 2 Description of the instrument’s tasks

From: Fostering students’ socioscientific decision-making: exploring the effectiveness of an environmental science competition

Task No.ContextTaskFormat of answer
Task 1Stabilization of codfish population in the Baltic SeaEvaluate the given options and choose the most suitable oneOpen-ended, written answer
Task 2Containment of invasive plantsEvaluate the given options and choose the most suitable oneOpen-ended, written answer
Task 3Consumer decision on chocolateReflect upon fictional students’ decision-makingMultiple choice
Task 4Consumer decision on chocolateAdvice on how to advance decision-makingOpen-ended, written answer