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M. Kustusch - Thesis
Students in introductory physics struggle with vector algebra and cross product direction (CPD). While research into student understanding of vector algebra notes…
  
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V. Otero, PERC 2002 Proceedings.
This paper combines results from a larger research study that focuses on both cognitive and social aspects of learning. The theoretical perspective used is distributed cognition, in…
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Z. Hazari, G. Potvin, R. Tai, and J. Almarode, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (1), 010107 (2010).
An individual’s motivational orientation serves as a drive to action and can influence their career success. This study examines how goal orientation toward the pursuit of a graduate…
  
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T. McCaskey - Thesis
In this dissertation, I perform and compare three different studies of introductory physics students’ epistemological views – their views about the nature of knowledge and how it is…
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020109 (2010).
This study investigates students’ ability to interpret multiple representations consistently (i.e., representational consistency) in the context of the force concept. For this…
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A. Warren, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020103 (2010).
Students often make mistakes in physics courses and are expected to identify, correct, and learn from their mistakes, usually with some assistance from an instructor, textbook, or…
  
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E. Sayre - Thesis
This thesis expands and details the resources model of cognition through the use of two metaphors, maps and graphs. Maps and graphs, complementary representations of the resources…
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R. Goertzen, R. Scherr, and A. Elby, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020125 (2010).
Effective physics instruction benefits from respecting the physics ideas that introductory students bring into the classroom. We argue that it is similarly beneficial to respect the…
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A. Mason and C. Singh, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020124 (2010).
Students’ attitudes and approaches to problem solving in physics can profoundly influence their motivation to learn and development of expertise. We developed and validated an…
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C. Turpen and N. Finkelstein, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6 (2), 020123 (2010).
This paper summarizes variations in instructors’ implementation practices during Peer Instruction (PI) and shows how these differences in practices shape different norms of classroom…
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