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Abstract Title: Proposed Development Methodology for the Fluid Conceptual Evaluation (FCE)
Abstract: Since the call to action in 2003, many physicists and physics education researchers have dedicated their efforts into the reform of the Introductory Physics Life Science majors (IPLS) course.  Life science and Health care experts strongly encourage IPLS instructors to cover some topics in more depth: fluids, diffusion, osmosis, entropy, enthalpy, and electrostatic forces at the microscopic level. Our research team has focused our efforts to improving IPLS students' understanding of fluids. My role has been to use my expertise in Research-Based Conceptual Assessment Instruments (RbCLAI) development, to develop a methodology for the development of the Fluids Conceptual Evaluation (FCE), an evaluation instrument designed to assess IPLS students' understanding of fluids statics and dynamics.  In this poster, I will discuss the different considerations that went into this development methodology, specifically the roles of psychometrics and Rasch analysis.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Parallel Session: Students' Understanding of Fluids

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Rebecca Lindell
Tiliadal STEM Education: Solutions for Higher Education