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written by Andrew Pawl, Analia Barrantes, Caroline N. Cardamone, Saif Rayyan, and David E. Pritchard
Strategic knowledge is required to appropriately organize procedures and concepts to solve problems. We are developing a standardized instrument assessing strategic knowledge in the domain of introductory mechanics. This instrument is inspired in part by Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning and Van Domelen's Problem Decomposition Diagnostic. The predictive validity of the instrument has been suggested by preliminary studies showing significant correlation with performance on final exams administered in introductory mechanics courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In order to study the validity of the content from the student's perspective, we have administered the instrument in free-response format to 40 students enrolled in calculus-based introductory mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. This procedure has the additional advantage of improving the construct validity of the inventory, since student responses suggest effective distractors for the multiple-choice form of the inventory.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 287-290
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- General
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Problem Solving
- Research Design & Methodology
= Evaluation
= Validity
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
General Physics
- Scientific Reasoning
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3680051
NIH Grant #:
1-RC1-RR028302-01
NSF Numbers:
0757931
1044294
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
Keywords:
Instrument Design, Mechanics Inventory, PERC 2011, Strategic Knowledge
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A. Pawl, A. Barrantes, C. Cardamone, S. Rayyan, and D. Pritchard, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11869&DocID=2717).
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A. Pawl, A. Barrantes, C. Cardamone, S. Rayyan, and D. Pritchard, Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11869&DocID=2717>.
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Pawl, A., Barrantes, A., Cardamone, C., Rayyan, S., & Pritchard, D. (2011, August 3-4). Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved November 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11869&DocID=2717
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Pawl, A, A. Barrantes, C. Cardamone, S. Rayyan, and D. Pritchard. "Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11869&DocID=2717 (accessed 23 November 2014).
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Pawl, Andrew, Analia Barrantes, Caroline Cardamone, Saif Rayyan, and David E. Pritchard. "Development of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 287-290 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11869&DocID=2717>.
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