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Why study student understanding of physics? For some of us, "because it's there" is a large part of the reason. However, many of us are also strongly committed to using our findings to improve teaching at the classroom level. One type of investigation that has proven fruitful as a guide for improving student learning is discussed in the article. The underlying goals and assumptions are discussed in general terms. A specific example provides a context for discussing the interpretation of student thinking.
Physics Education Research Conference 2003
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Madison, WI: August 6-7, 2003
Volume 720, Pages 15-18
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Education - Applied Research
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General Physics
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- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1063/1.1807243
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01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2003, educational courses, human factors, student experiments, teaching
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P. Heron, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2623&DocID=3431).
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P. Heron, Empirical Investigations of Student Understanding presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, 2003, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2623&DocID=3431>.
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Heron, P. (2003, August 6-7). Empirical Investigations of Student Understanding. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI. Retrieved August 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2623&DocID=3431
Chicago Format
Heron, Paula. "Empirical Investigations of Student Understanding." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2003, Madison, WI, August 6-7, 2003. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2623&DocID=3431 (accessed 20 August 2014).
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Heron, Paula. "Empirical Investigations of Student Understanding." Physics Education Research Conference 2003. Madison, WI: 2003. 15-18 Vol. 720 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 20 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=2623&DocID=3431>.
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