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Abstract Title: Comparing Cluster Analysis and Traditional Analysis Methods in PER: More Data
Abstract: Previous work with applying cluster analysis to free response questions about two-dimensional motion has shown suggestive similarities between the groups found by the cluster analysis and the traditional classifications of student responses [1].   To check this relationship more carefully, we have carried out a

[1] R. P. Springuel, M. C. Wittmann, and J. R. Thompson, Applying clustering to statistical analysis of student reasoning about two-dimensional kinematics, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 3, 020107 (2007).
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: R. Padraic Springuel
University of Maine
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1038
and Co-Presenter(s)
Name: Adam  Kaczynski
Institution: University of Maine

Name: Michael C. Wittmann
Institution: University of Maine

Name: John R. Thompson
Institution: University of Maine