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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Amy D. Robertson, Lisa M. Goodhew, Rachel E. Scherr, and Paula R. L. Heron
Existing research identifying common student ideas about forces focuses on students' misunderstandings, misconceptions, and difficulties. In this paper, we characterize student thinking in terms of resources, framing student thinking as continuous with formal physics. Based on our analysis of 2048 written responses to conceptual questions, we identify six common conceptual resources for understanding forces. We document context-sensitive patterns in resource activation, and we discuss limitations of our research based on the demographics of our sample.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 010121
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
- Sample Population
= Background: Economic
= Ethnicity or Race
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
= Skills
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.17.010121
NSF Numbers:
DGE-1256082
DUE-1608510
DUE-1914603
DUE-1914572
Keywords:
Epistemology, Resources Theory, force concepts, knowledge construction
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Metadata instance created May 17, 2023 by Sam McKagan
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May 18, 2023 by Caroline Hall
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March 30, 2021
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A. Robertson, L. Goodhew, R. Scherr, and P. Heron, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (1), 010121 (2021), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevphyseducres.17.010121).
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A. Robertson, L. Goodhew, R. Scherr, and P. Heron, University student conceptual resources for understanding forces, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17 (1), 010121 (2021), <https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevphyseducres.17.010121>.
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Robertson, A., Goodhew, L., Scherr, R., & Heron, P. (2021, March 30). University student conceptual resources for understanding forces. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17(1), 010121. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevphyseducres.17.010121
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Robertson, A, L. Goodhew, R. Scherr, and P. Heron. "University student conceptual resources for understanding forces." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17, no. 1, (March 30, 2021): 010121, https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevphyseducres.17.010121 (accessed 27 May 2024).
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Robertson, Amy, Lisa M. Goodhew, Rachel Scherr, and Paula R. L. Heron. "University student conceptual resources for understanding forces." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 17.1 (2021): 010121. 27 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevphyseducres.17.010121>.
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