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written by Jing Li and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss the development of a research-based conceptual multiple-choice survey of magnetism. We also discuss the use of the survey to investigate gender differences in students' difficulties with concepts related to magnetism. We find that while there was no gender difference on the pre-test. However, female students performed significantly worse than male students when the survey was given as a post-test in traditionally taught calculus-based introductory physics courses with similar results in both the regular and honors versions of the course. In the algebra-based courses, the performance of female and male students has no statistical difference on the pre-test or the post-test.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 43-46
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
- Research Design & Methodology
= Validity
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Gender: Male
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
= Magnetic Fields
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Article
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10.1063/1.3679989
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
KR-20, PERC 2011, difficulty index, gender difference, magnetism, point-biserial coefficient
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J. Li and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11808&DocID=2658).
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J. Li and C. Singh, Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11808&DocID=2658>.
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Li, J., & Singh, C. (2011, August 3-4). Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11808&DocID=2658
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Li, Jing, and Chandralekha Singh. "Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11808&DocID=2658 (accessed 21 November 2014).
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Li, Jing, and Chandralekha Singh. "Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 43-46 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 21 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11808&DocID=2658>.
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