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written by Lauren E. Kost, Steven J. Pollock, and Noah D. Finkelstein
We previously showed that despite teaching with interactive engagement techniques, the gap in performance between males and females on conceptual learning surveys persisted from pre- to posttest, at our institution. Such findings were counter to previously published work. Our current work analyzes factors that may influence the observed gender gap in our courses. Posttest conceptual assessment data are modeled using both multiple regression and logistic regression analyses to estimate the gender gap in posttest scores after controlling for background factors that vary by gender. We find that at our institution the gender gap persists in interactive physics classes, but is largely due to differences in physics and math preparation and incoming attitudes and beliefs.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 139-142
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Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Gender: Male
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021237
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021237
NSF Numbers:
0410744
0448176
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
01.75.+m
01.50.H-
01.50.F-
Keywords:
PERC 2008, conceptual learning, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, engineering education, gender, introductory physics, learning by example, physics education research, research and development management, scientific information systems
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L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8099&DocID=730).
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L. Kost, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein, The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8099&DocID=730>.
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Kost, L., Pollock, S., & Finkelstein, N. (2008, July 23-24). The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8099&DocID=730
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Kost, L, S. Pollock, and N. Finkelstein. "The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8099&DocID=730 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Kost, Lauren, Steven Pollock, and Noah Finkelstein. "The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 139-142 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8099&DocID=730>.
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