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Abstract Title: Examining Student Responses for Meaningful Understanding in the Context of Wavefront Aberrometry
Abstract: We present a qualitative study from group learning and teaching interviews that were conducted as part of an ongoing study to examine how students use their physics knowledge in novel situations.  The data were analyzed for meaningful understanding using techniques previously presented by Lawson et al. and Nieswandt and Bellomo.  Preliminary results indicate that students primarily utilize lower-level concepts and concept links when attempting to construct an understanding of wavefront aberrometry.
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Primary Contact: Dyan L. McBride
Kansas State University
403 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-7167
and Co-Presenter(s)
Dean A. Zollman, dzollman -at- phys.ksu.edu, Kansas State University