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Abstract Title: Designing for discovery in semi-structured clinical interviews
Abstract: There are two important affordances of interviews I take advantage of in my work. The first is the ability to respond adaptively to interviewee's ideas. Rather than setting activities and research questions in stone beforehand, clinical interviews afford a mix of preparation and adaptation. This allows me to, in-the-moment, probe interesting patterns of reasoning and understanding that might emerge unexpectedly. The second affordance of interviews is that they allow for focused video data collection. This allows me to capture an interview without needing to pre-define what aspects of student reasoning I want to capture. To illustrate these points, I'll provide an example of how I designed, performed, and analyzed interviews around quantitative approximations in math and physics problems.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Methodologies for Video-Based Research in PER

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eric Kuo
Stanford University

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