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Approaches to data analysis of multiplechoice questions
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L. Ding and R. Beichner, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res.,
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This paper introduces five commonly used approaches to analyzing multiplechoice test data. They are classical test theory, factor analysis, cluster analysis, item response theory,…
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Symbols: Weapons of Math Destruction
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E. Torigoe and G. Gladding, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 200203.
This paper is part of an ongoing investigation of how students use and understand mathematics in introductory physics. Our previous research [1] revealed that differences in score as…
http://www.percentral.org/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9108&DocID=2021
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Student Understanding of the Physics and Mathematics of Process Variables in PV Diagrams
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E. Pollock, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 168171.
Students in an upperlevel thermal physics course were asked to compare quantities related to the First Law of Thermodynamics along with similar mathematical questions devoid of all…
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Student Categorization of Problems  An Extension
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K. Harper, Z. Hite, R. Freuler, and J. Demel, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 112115.
As part of gathering baseline data for a study on problem categorization, firstyear engineering honors students who had recently completed a twoquarter sequence in physics were…
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Coordination of Mathematics and Physical Resources by Physics Graduate Students
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A. Gupta, E. Redish, and D. Hammer, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 104107.
We investigate the dynamics of how graduate students coordinate their mathematics and physics knowledge within the context of solving a homework problem for a plasma physics survey…
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Epistemic Games in Integration: Modeling Resource Choice
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K. Black and M. Wittmann, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 5356.
As part of an ongoing project to understand how mathematics is used in advanced physics to guide one's conceptual understanding of physics, we focus on students' interpretation and…
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Assessing Student Understanding of Partial Derivatives in Thermodynamics
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J. Thompson, B. Bucy, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 7780.
We are engaged in a research project to study teaching and learning in upperlevel thermal physics courses. We have begun to explore student functional understanding of mathematical…
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College Students' Transfer from Calculus to Physics
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L. Cui, N. Rebello, and A. Bennett, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 3740.
This research investigated students' transfer of learning from calculus courses to an introductory physics course. We used semistructured think aloud interviews to assess the extent…
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Impact of Chemistry Teachers' Knowledge and Practices on Student Achievement
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K. Scantlebury, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 4649.
Professional development programs promoting inquirybased teaching are challenged with providing teachers content knowledge and using pedagogical approaches that model standards…
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Connecting Meaning and Mathematics
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This page contains stepbystep tutorials and guided inquiry activities that are designed to help students discover physical properties and concepts by developing understanding from…
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