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written by Paul Hutchison and Andrew Elby
Physics students' views about what kinds of learning and knowledge-generating activities are expected in class, their epistemological framing, influences their reasoning and what they learn. In previous work, we observed that students' likelihood of correctly answering a kinematics question easily solved through common sense depended on whether preceding questions on the survey were designed to prime "sense-making" or schoolish "answermaking".  To get insight into students' reasoning we collected 24 think-alouds. The think-aloud data indicate that some participants who incorrectly answered the question misinterpreted the physical situation it describes. On its face this observation might be seen as evidence that inferring answer-making from an incorrect answer lacks validity. However, analysis indicates that students misinterpret the question because of how they frame their approach to answering it. So, misinterpretation of the kinematics question is a signal of epistemological framing, not an impediment to seeing it.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 194-197
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Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
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Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
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Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Cognition
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10.1063/1.4789685
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01.40.gf
01.40.Ha
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Epistemology, PERC 2012, framing, psychometric validity, think aloud
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P. Hutchison and A. Elby, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12810&DocID=3344).
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P. Hutchison and A. Elby, Evidence of epistemological framing in survey question misinterpretation presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12810&DocID=3344>.
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Hutchison, P., & Elby, A. (2012, August 1-2). Evidence of epistemological framing in survey question misinterpretation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved August 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12810&DocID=3344
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Hutchison, Paul, and Andrew Elby. "Evidence of epistemological framing in survey question misinterpretation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12810&DocID=3344 (accessed 23 August 2014).
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Hutchison, Paul, and Andrew Elby. "Evidence of epistemological framing in survey question misinterpretation." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 194-197 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 23 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12810&DocID=3344>.
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