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written by Rebecca S. Lindell, Elizabeth Peak, and Thomas M. Foster
The creation of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) was a seminal moment for Physics Education Research. Based on the development of the FCI, many more concept inventories have been developed. The problem with the development of all of these concept inventories is there does not seem to be a concise methodology for developing these inventories, nor is there a concise definition of what these inventories measure. By comparing the development methodologies of many common Physics and Astronomy Concept Inventories we can draw inferences about different types of concept inventories, as well as different valid conclusions that can be drawn from the administration of these inventories. Inventories compared include: Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT), Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA), Conceptual Survey in Electricity and Magnetism (CSEM), Diagnostic Exam Electricity and Magnetism (DEEM), Determining and Interpreting Resistive Electric Circuits Concept Test (DIRECT), Energy and Motion Conceptual Survey (EMCS), Force Concept Inventory (FCI), Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE), Lunar Phases Concept Inventory (LPCI), Test of Understanding Graphs in Kinematics (TUG-K) and Wave Concept Inventory (WCI).
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 14-17
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Research Design & Methodology
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2508680
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.50.Kw
Keywords:
PERC 2006, development methodologies, educational aids, inventories, inventory
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Metadata instance created June 4, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Lindell, E. Peak, and T. Foster, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5267&DocID=2098).
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R. Lindell, E. Peak, and T. Foster, Are They All Created Equal? A Comparison of Different Concept Inventory Development Methodologies presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5267&DocID=2098>.
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Lindell, R., Peak, E., & Foster, T. (2006, July 26-27). Are They All Created Equal? A Comparison of Different Concept Inventory Development Methodologies. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved July 29, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5267&DocID=2098
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Lindell, R, E. Peak, and T. Foster. "Are They All Created Equal? A Comparison of Different Concept Inventory Development Methodologies." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5267&DocID=2098 (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Lindell, Rebecca, Elizabeth Peak, and Thomas Foster. "Are They All Created Equal? A Comparison of Different Concept Inventory Development Methodologies." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 14-17 Vol. 883 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 29 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5267&DocID=2098>.
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