home - login - register

Conference Proceedings Detail Page

What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?
written by Dona Sachini Hewagallage and John Stewart
The Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation is commonly used to measure the conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics. Several studies have reported a substantial difference in pretest scores between men and women. This study examines the contribution of several prior preparation factors to explain the variance in pretest score and whether these factors explain gender differences in the pretest score. The study examined a large sample (N = 1060) of students taking introductory calculus-based mechanics at the university level. Women outperformed men on most prior preparation and college achievement measures. No significant differences between men and women were found in high school physics taking patterns. Linear regression analysis showed only 23% of the variance in FMCE pretest score could be explained using a linear combination of prior preparation variables. Controlling for these variables failed to explain the gender difference in pretest scores; conversely, the gender difference increased controlling for prior preparation.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 515-520
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Research Design & Methodology
= Statistics
- Sample Population
= Gender
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
PER-Central Type Intended Users Ratings
- PER Literature
- Researchers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Format:
application/pdf
Mirror:
https://doi.org/10.1119/perc.2020…
Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the published article's author(s), title, proceedings citation, and DOI.
Rights Holder:
American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2020.pr.Stewart
NSF Numbers:
1561517
1834569
Keyword:
PERC 2020
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created August 27, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
Record Updated:
August 31, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
September 1, 2020
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
D. Hewagallage and J. Stewart, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Hewagallage and J. Stewart, What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383>.
APA Format
Hewagallage, D., & Stewart, J. (2020, July 22-23). What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383
Chicago Format
Hewagallage, Dona Sachini, and John Stewart. "What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383 (accessed 27 January 2021).
MLA Format
Hewagallage, Dona Sachini, and John Stewart. "What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 515-520 of PER Conference. 27 Jan. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Dona Sachini Hewagallage and John Stewart", Title = {What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2020}, Pages = {515-520}, Address = {Virtual Conference}, Series = {PER Conference}, Month = {July 22-23}, Year = {2020} }
Refer Export Format

%A Dona Sachini Hewagallage
%A John Stewart
%T What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?
%S PER Conference
%D July 22-23 2020
%P 515-520
%C Virtual Conference
%U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2020
%O July 22-23
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Hewagallage, Dona Sachini
%A Stewart, John
%D July 22-23 2020
%T What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2020
%C Virtual Conference
%P 515-520
%S PER Conference
%8 July 22-23
%U https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15535&DocID=5383


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The AJP/PRST-PER presented is based on the AIP Style with the addition of journal article titles and conference proceeding article titles.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

What does the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation pretest measure?:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials