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written by Ignatius John and Saalih Allie
We report on a study with first year university physics students in which we investigated the effect on student responses when small contextual changes were made to the presentation of an "open circuit". The eight question instrument that we designed included representational, linguistic and circuit element variations. Our findings indicate that while the changes might appear trivial they significantly affect the way in which students respond.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 202-205
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Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
= Problem/Question
Education - Basic Research
- Alternative Conceptions
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1063/1.4789687
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I. John and S. Allie, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12812&DocID=3346).
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I. John and S. Allie, DC circuits: Context dependence of student responses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12812&DocID=3346>.
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John, I., & Allie, S. (2012, August 1-2). DC circuits: Context dependence of student responses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12812&DocID=3346
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John, Ignatius, and Saalih Allie. "DC circuits: Context dependence of student responses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12812&DocID=3346 (accessed 30 September 2014).
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John, Ignatius, and Saalih Allie. "DC circuits: Context dependence of student responses." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 202-205 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 30 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12812&DocID=3346>.
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