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G. Lee and J. Yi, PERC 2006 Proceedings, 165-168.
During our investigation of students' understanding of gravitational potential energy, we found some difficulties that students have with this topic. Many students who took…
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R. Gunstone and R. White, Sci. Educ., 65 (3), 291-299 (2005).
Reports results of a large-scale study that investigated the knowledge of gravity and related principles of mechanics possessed by first-year physics students (N=468) at Monash…
  
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K. Williamson - Online Resource
The topic of Newtonian gravity offers a unique vantage point from which to investigate and encourage conceptual change because it is something with which everyone has daily…
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K. Williamson, E. Prather, and S. Willoughby, Am. J. Phys., 84 (6), 458-466 (2016).
The study described here extends the applicability of the Newtonian Gravity Concept Inventory (NGCI) to college algebra-based physics classes, beyond the general education astronomy…
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P. Chastenay and M. Riopel, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 16 (2), 020107 (2020).
We present the development and validation of a new assessment tool, the Moon Phases Concept Inventory for Middle School (MPCI-MS), a concept inventory about the phases of the moon…
  
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D. Marsh and R. Bajracharya, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 360-365.
We discuss an investigation exploring students’ reasoning about the inverse-square law using the perspectives of dual processing. We find that students in both introductory…
  
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A. Kimbrough, P. Emigh, J. Alfson, and E. Gire, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 288-293.
3D plastic surface models have been used to help students explore mathematical concepts related to functions of two variables. In order to understand how students interact with these…
  
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M. Wittmann, C. Alvarado, and L. Millay, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 396-399.
In a teacher professional development meeting, teachers were asked a question about potential energy and then to discuss why students might give a particular response to it. Working…
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B. Lindsey, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10 (1), 013101 (2014).
This paper describes an investigation into student reasoning about potential energy in the context of introductory electrostatics. Similar incorrect reasoning patterns emerged both…
  
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri - Online Resource
This 30-minute research-based multiple-choice test is designed to investigate students' ability to interpret multiple representations consistently in the context of four force…
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