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The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions at Two Colleges
written by Doris J. Wagner and Peter S. Shaffer
Review of prior studies, mostly at the K-12 level, along with long-answer responses and interviews given to undergraduates at Grove City College, have identified over 150 alternate conceptions about buoyancy. In order to probe how prevalent some of these are in the college-age population, we designed and administered multiple-choice and free-response questions to students at both the University of Washington and Grove City College. This paper presents some of those results.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 416-419
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
Fluid Mechanics
- Statics of Fluids
= Density and Buoyancy
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2017.pr.099
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Wagner and P. Shaffer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14658&DocID=4835).
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D. Wagner and P. Shaffer, The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions at Two Colleges, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14658&DocID=4835>.
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Wagner, D., & Shaffer, P. (2017, July 26-27). The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions at Two Colleges. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved July 20, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14658&DocID=4835
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Wagner, Doris J., and Peter Shaffer. "The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions at Two Colleges." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14658&DocID=4835 (accessed 20 July 2019).
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Wagner, Doris J., and Peter Shaffer. "The Prevalence of Selected Buoyancy Alternate Conceptions at Two Colleges." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 416-419 of PER Conference. 20 July 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14658&DocID=4835>.
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