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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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E. Sayre and M. Wittmann, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 4 (2), 020105 (2008).
We investigate the interplay between mathematics and physics resources in intermediate mechanics students. In the mechanics course, the selection and application of coordinate…
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L. Ding and R. Beichner, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020103 (2009).
This paper introduces five commonly used approaches to analyzing multiple-choice test data. They are classical test theory, factor analysis, cluster analysis, item response theory,…
  
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J. Beuckman, S. Franklin, and R. Lindell, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 189-192.
"FOCIA" stands for Free Online Concept Inventory Analyzer. FOCIA, our new web-based tool will allow teachers and researchers in any location to upload their test data and instantly…
  
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D. Ozimek, P. Engelhardt, A. Bennett, and N. Rebello, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 173-176.
We examined the extent to which students retained and transferred various concepts from trigonometry to physics at the introductory college level. Online trigonometry homework…
  
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P. Barniol and G. Zavala, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 85-88.
In this paper, we investigate common preconceptions that Mexican university students have with the concept of direction of a vector. Students entering a large private Mexican…
  
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J. Hawkins, J. Thompson, and M. Wittmann, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 161-164.
In a series of ten two-dimensional graphical vector addition questions with varying visual representations, most students stuck to a single solution method, be it correct or…
  
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K. Black and M. Wittmann, PERC 2009 Proceedings, 97-100.
A problem in resource theory is describing the creation of new, high-level resources. We model resource creation by analyzing four student groups separating variables during a group…
  
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J. Van Deventer and M. Wittmann, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 208-211.
Research has shown that students have difficulties with vectors in college introductory physics courses and high school physics courses; furthermore, students have been shown to…
  
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D. Mountcastle, B. Bucy, and J. Thompson, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 152-155.
Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems are highly predictable as n, the number of particles approaches and exceeds Avogadro's number; theories of statistical physics depend on…
  
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J. Thompson, B. Bucy, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 77-80.
We are engaged in a research project to study teaching and learning in upper-level thermal physics courses. We have begun to explore student functional understanding of mathematical…
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