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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Jun-ichiro Yasuda, Naohiro Mae, Michael M. Hull, and Masa-aki Taniguchi
In this study, we analyze the systematic error from false positives of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). We compare the systematic errors of question 6 (Q.6), Q.7, and Q.16, for which clearly erroneous reasoning has been found, with Q.5, for which clearly erroneous reasoning has not been found. We determine whether or not a correct response to a given FCI question is a false positive using subquestions. In addition to the 30 original questions, subquestions were introduced for Q.5, Q.6, Q.7, and Q.16. This modified version of the FCI was administered to 1145 university students in Japan from 2015 to 2017. In this paper, we discuss our finding that the systematic errors of Q.6, Q.7, and Q.16 are much larger than that of Q.5 for students with mid-level FCI scores. Furthermore, we find that, averaged over the data sample, the sum of the false positives from Q.5, Q.6, Q.7, and Q.16 is about 10% of the FCI score of a midlevel student.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 010112
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J. Yasuda, N. Mae, M. Hull, and M. Taniguchi, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14 (1), 010112 (2018), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010112).
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J. Yasuda, N. Mae, M. Hull, and M. Taniguchi, Analyzing false positives of four questions in the Force Concept Inventory, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14 (1), 010112 (2018), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010112>.
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Yasuda, J., Mae, N., Hull, M., & Taniguchi, M. (2018, March 8). Analyzing false positives of four questions in the Force Concept Inventory. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 14(1), 010112. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010112
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Yasuda, J, N. Mae, M. Hull, and M. Taniguchi. "Analyzing false positives of four questions in the Force Concept Inventory." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14, no. 1, (March 8, 2018): 010112, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010112 (accessed 15 June 2024).
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Yasuda, Jun-ichiro, Naohiro Mae, Michael Hull, and Masa-aki Taniguchi. "Analyzing false positives of four questions in the Force Concept Inventory." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 14.1 (2018): 010112. 15 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.14.010112>.
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