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K. Menchen and J. Thompson, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 81-84.
We describe recent results in an ongoing investigation of student understanding of sound, especially of sound propagation in solid media. We have recently administered written…
  
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C. Singh, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 23-26.
We investigate the difficulties that undergraduate students in quantum mechanics courses have in transferring learning from previous courses or within the same course from one…
  
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In this dissertation, I describe an investigation of student understanding of mechanical and sound waves, how we organize our findings, and how our results lead to the development of…
Journal of Science Education and Technology
  
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Z. Hrepic, D. Zollman, and N. Rebello, J. Sci. Educ. Tech., 16 (3), 213-224 (2007).
In spite of advances in physics pedagogy, the lecture is by far the most widely used format of instruction. We investigated students’ understanding and perceptions of the content…
Computers in Physics
  
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D. Grayson, Comput. Phys., 10 (1), 30-37 (1996).
Presents courseware useful for the teaching of wave phenomena in physics. The results of research relevant to the program design, a description of the program, a discussion of the…
Physical Review Physics Education Research
  
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L. Goodhew, A. Robertson, P. Heron, and R. Scherr, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17 (1), 010137 (2021).
Resources theoretical framework proposes that knowledge elements that comprise thinking are sensible, based on experience, and continuous. The theory assumes that activation of these…
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L. Xie, Q. Liu, H. Lu, Q. Wang, J. Han, X. Feng, and L. Bao, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17 (2), 020122 (2021).
A deep understanding of mechanical waves is crucial for students to succeed in studying many advanced physics topics. Studies in existing literature have revealed that students often…
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A. Susac, M. Planinić, A. Bubić, K. Jelicic, L. Ivanjek, K. Matejak-Cvenic, and M. Palmovic, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 17 (1), 010110 (2021).
Recognition of interference and diffraction patterns is a difficult task for both high-school and university students. Many students fail to observe important features of particular…
  
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L. Goodhew, A. Robertson, P. Heron, and R. Scherr, PERC 2019 Proceedings, 184-189.
In this paper, we refine and substantiate an initial observation that different styles of conceptual physics questions (i.e., questions that ask students to explain a phenomenon…
  
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M. Wilson and R. Beichner, PERC 2018 Proceedings.
It is well known that plane waves in electricity and magnetism (E&M) are misunderstood by students. Particularly, the traditional visual representation of these plane waves is…
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