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Abstract Title: Participation Rates of In-class vs. Online Administration of Concept Inventories and Attitudinal Assessments
Abstract: We investigated differences in student participation rates between in-class and online administrations of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI), Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM), and the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS). 1,645 students from 3 introductory physics courses over two semesters were instructed to complete the CLASS and the concept inventory relevant to their course, either the FCI or the CSEM. We randomly assigned each student to take one of the instruments in class and the other instrument online using the Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) platform at the beginning and end of the course. Results indicated large variation in participation rates across both test conditions (online vs. in class). We will discuss the implications for measuring changes in students' knowledge and attitudes using the two different methods for administering the research instruments.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Manher Jariwala
Boston University
590 Commonwealth Avenue
Department of Physics
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-5766
and Co-Presenter(s)
Xochith Herrera, California State University Chico
Jayson Nissen, California State University Chico
Eleanor Close, Texas State University
Ben Van Dusen, California State University Chico

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