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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Wendy K. Adams, Katherine K. Perkins, Noah S. Podolefsky, Michael Dubson, Noah D. Finkelstein, and Carl E. Wieman
The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) is a new instrument designed to measure student beliefs about physics and about learning physics. This instrument extends previous work by probing additional aspects of student beliefs and by using wording suitable for students in a wide variety of physics courses. The CLASS has been validated using interviews, reliability studies, and extensive statistical analyses of responses from over 5000 students. In addition, a new methodology for determining useful and statistically robust categories of student beliefs has been developed. This paper serves as the foundation for an extensive study of how student beliefs impact and are impacted by their educational experiences. For example, this survey measures the following: that most teaching practices cause substantial drops in student scores; that a student's likelihood of becoming a physics major correlates with their "Personal Interest" score; and that, for a majority of student populations, women's scores in some categories, including "Personal Interest" and "Real World Connections," are significantly different from men's scores.
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
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© 2006 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G?
01.40.Di
01.50.Kw
Keywords:
Assessment Instrument, Attitude Survey, Student Beliefs
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Metadata instance created February 7, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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November 19, 2007 by Vince Kuo
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W. Adams, K. Perkins, N. Podolefsky, M. Dubson, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (1), (2006), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101).
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W. Adams, K. Perkins, N. Podolefsky, M. Dubson, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman, New instrument for measuring student beliefs about physics and learning physics: The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (1), (2006), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101>.
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Adams, W., Perkins, K., Podolefsky, N., Dubson, M., Finkelstein, N., & Wieman, C. (2006, January 10). New instrument for measuring student beliefs about physics and learning physics: The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 2(1). Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101
Chicago Format
Adams, W, K. Perkins, N. Podolefsky, M. Dubson, N. Finkelstein, and C. Wieman. "New instrument for measuring student beliefs about physics and learning physics: The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, no. 1, (January 10, 2006), http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Adams, Wendy, Katherine Perkins, Noah S. Podolefsky, Michael Dubson, Noah Finkelstein, and Carl Wieman. "New instrument for measuring student beliefs about physics and learning physics: The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2.1 (2006). 23 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010101>.
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