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Abstract Title: Student Collaborative Networks and Academic Performance in Physics
Abstract: Undergraduate physics students commonly collaborate with one another on homework assignments, especially in more challenging courses. However, it is not well known if the types of collaboration students engage in affect their performances.  We empirically investigate collaborative networks and associated performances through a required collaboration reporting system in two sophomore level and three junior level courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. We employ social network analysis to quantify the structure and time evolution of these networks, which involve approximately 140 students. Analysis includes analytical and numerical assignments in addition to exam scores.  We discuss results from this analysis.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ariel Bridgeman
Colorado School of Mines
and Co-Presenter(s)
David Schmidt
Colorado School of Mines

Patrick Kohl
Colorado School of Mines