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Abstract Title: Were they right? Replicating IRC-based analyses using FMCE data
Abstract: Previous research by Ishimoto, Davenport, and Wittmann compared American and Japanese students' preinstruction responses to the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE). Those researchers used Item Response Curves (IRCs) to show many similarities in response patterns across cultures but identified several specific differences. In an effort to replicate their results, we generated IRCs from more than 7000 American students' preinstruction responses. We present results that emphasize the overall replicability of their previous findings regarding American students' responses to FMCE questions. While the overwhelming majority of our results bolster their claims, we also highlight some isolated discrepancies that call into question some of their assertions regarding differences between American and Japanese students' response patterns.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A71

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Connor Richardson
Rowan University
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Trevor I. Smith, Rowan University