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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Qingwei Chen, Guangtian Zhu, Qiaoyi Liu, Jing Han, Zhao Fu, and Lei Bao
Problem-solving categorization tasks have been well studied and used as an effective tool for assessment of student knowledge structure. In this study, a traditional free-response categorization test has been modified into a multiple-choice format, and the effectiveness of this new assessment is evaluated. Through randomized testing with Chinese college students, the multiple-choice categorization test has been shown to provide equivalent measurement compared to the open-ended test. In addition, the influence of including diagrams in problems on students' categorization performances has also been studied, which suggests that the inclusion of diagrams in problems can improve students' performances in identifying the relevant concepts. The results also show that the knowledge structures of the Chinese college students are in the early transitional stage between novices and experts.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 020120
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Classical Mechanics
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Validity
- Sample Population
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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knowledge integration, knowledge integration assessment, knowledge integration theory
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Q. Chen, G. Zhu, Q. Liu, J. Han, Z. Fu, and L. Bao, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (2), 020120 (2020), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.020120).
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Q. Chen, G. Zhu, Q. Liu, J. Han, Z. Fu, and L. Bao, Development of a multiple-choice problem-solving categorization test for assessment of student knowledge structure, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16 (2), 020120 (2020), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.020120>.
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Chen, Q., Zhu, G., Liu, Q., Han, J., Fu, Z., & Bao, L. (2020, September 11). Development of a multiple-choice problem-solving categorization test for assessment of student knowledge structure. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16(2), 020120. Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.020120
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Chen, Q, G. Zhu, Q. Liu, J. Han, Z. Fu, and L. Bao. "Development of a multiple-choice problem-solving categorization test for assessment of student knowledge structure." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, no. 2, (September 11, 2020): 020120, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.020120 (accessed 22 February 2024).
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Chen, Qingwei, Guangtian Zhu, Qiaoyi Liu, Jing Han, Zhao Fu, and Lei Bao. "Development of a multiple-choice problem-solving categorization test for assessment of student knowledge structure." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16.2 (2020): 020120. 22 Feb. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.16.020120>.
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