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Abstract Title: Student Understanding of Measurement and Uncertainty
Abstract: The present work is part of a broad programme aimed at understanding how students think about data obtained from measurement, including measurement uncertainty, at a more fine-grained level than that obtained from the Physics Measurement Questionnaire. More specifically, do shifts from a point to a set paradigm result from deep conceptual change or are they the result of recognizing familiar situations that can successfully be processed according to appropriate prescriptions.  In order to probe these finer grained aspects a process of developing a suitable instrument was initiated. The first phase of the process involved piloting individual, specific questions. The present talk will discuss the questions that were developed and piloted with a group of students after an introductory lab course. The focus of the talk will be on the quality and usefulness of the responses that were obtained.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A53
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Nuraan Majiet
Masters student of Professor Saalih Allie
Department of Physics
Rondebosch, Non U.S. 7700