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Implementing a mixed-methods approach to understand students’ self-efficacy: A pilot study
written by Rachel Henderson and Vashti Sawtelle
Self-efficacy (SE) – the confidence in one's own ability to complete a task – has been shown to be an important predictor of student success in the sciences. Traditionally, SE is measured using pre/post instruction surveys or retrospective interviews. In this study, we present a pilot of a mixed-methods approach to studying SE. This approach combines a fine-grained quantitative measure with close to the event qualitative reflections. The results presented from this initial study include five students who transferred credit from a two-year college into a bachelor's program to study physics or astronomy at a large mid-western research university. We report on the incentive structure of the methodology and threats to the integrity of the data. In general, the findings indicate that our methodology yields interesting results and is ready to scale to a larger study.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 204-209
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Evaluation
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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R. Henderson and V. Sawtelle, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15484&DocID=5332).
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R. Henderson and V. Sawtelle, Implementing a mixed-methods approach to understand students’ self-efficacy: A pilot study, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15484&DocID=5332>.
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Henderson, R., & Sawtelle, V. (2020, July 22-23). Implementing a mixed-methods approach to understand students’ self-efficacy: A pilot study. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15484&DocID=5332
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Henderson, Rachel, and Vashti Sawtelle. "Implementing a mixed-methods approach to understand students’ self-efficacy: A pilot study." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15484&DocID=5332 (accessed 17 May 2021).
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Henderson, Rachel, and Vashti Sawtelle. "Implementing a mixed-methods approach to understand students’ self-efficacy: A pilot study." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 204-209 of PER Conference. 17 May 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15484&DocID=5332>.
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