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Abstract Title: Investigating student design engagement in research-based activities
Abstract: Designing experiments by students is an important scientific skill and increasingly an explicit goal in the creation of new research-based activities. In this work, we studied the use of student design actions in research-based activities. Our definitions of student design tasks are: 1) Describing an experimental procedure invented by the student, 2) Improving a previous experiment, 3) Making hypothesis by students, 4) Choosing questions by students for investigation, and 5) Asking students to design, state, invent, or improve a mathematical or quantitative procedure. We analyzed 66 research-based activities from 11 different design groups to categorize them according to the frequency with which students are asked to complete design tasks.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: 2.C3

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Amin Bayat Barooni
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302
Phone: 4706853532
and Co-Presenter(s)
Brian D. Thoms, Georgia State University
Joshua S. Von Korff, Georgia State University
Zeynep Topdemir, Georgia State University
Jacquelyn Chini, University of Central Florida