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written by David R. Schmidt, Todd G. Ruskell, and Patrick B. Kohl
Prior work has established the existence of a color-performance relationship in achievement contexts and has demonstrated its presence in some undergraduate course examinations. This study examines the manifestation of such a relationship in an introductory, 430-student, calculus-based electricity and magnetism course during which the paper color used in examinations was varied. In this report, we analyze three separate exams and differentiate between students' multiple choice, written response, conceptual, and computational performances. Also considered are factors such as the time students require to complete exams and their confidence levels prior to and immediately following assessment. Performance in all categories appears to be independent of paper color.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 374-377
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D. Schmidt, T. Ruskell, and P. Kohl, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12856&DocID=3388).
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D. Schmidt, T. Ruskell, and P. Kohl, Effect of paper color on students' physics exam performances, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12856&DocID=3388>.
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Schmidt, D., Ruskell, T., & Kohl, P. (2012, August 1-2). Effect of paper color on students' physics exam performances. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12856&DocID=3388
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Schmidt, D, T. Ruskell, and P. Kohl. "Effect of paper color on students' physics exam performances." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12856&DocID=3388 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Schmidt, David, Todd Ruskell, and Patrick B. Kohl. "Effect of paper color on students' physics exam performances." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 374-377 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12856&DocID=3388>.
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