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written by Christopher J. Omasits and Doris J. Wagner
The Maryland Physics Expectations Test (MPEX) is a Likert-scale survey used to study students' attitudes toward learning physics. Student responses are categorized as either favorable or unfavorable as determined by the prevalent responses given by an expert control group. We investigated the possibility of false negative or positive responses on the student surveys by asking students to elaborate on their responses to some of the statements. While the majority (more than 95%) of explanations were consistent with the corresponding Likert choice, a few questions generated multiple student responses that deserved further review. Several of these "interesting" student responses were compiled and sent to physics experts who gauged the favorability of each entire response. Here we present our analysis of the questions that generated the highest number of inconsistent responses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2005
Part of the PER Conference series
Salt Lake City, Utah: August 10-11, 2005
Volume 818, Pages 145-148
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- Research Design & Methodology
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- Student Characteristics
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© 2005 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2177044
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01.40.Fk
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Maryland Physics Expectations Test, PERC 2005, survey validity
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C. Omasits and D. Wagner, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8980&DocID=3476).
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C. Omasits and D. Wagner, Investigating the Validity of the MPEX Survey presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8980&DocID=3476>.
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Omasits, C., & Wagner, D. (2005, August 10-11). Investigating the Validity of the MPEX Survey. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8980&DocID=3476
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Omasits, Christopher J., and Doris J. Wagner. "Investigating the Validity of the MPEX Survey." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2005, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 10-11, 2005. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8980&DocID=3476 (accessed 16 September 2014).
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Omasits, Christopher J., and Doris J. Wagner. "Investigating the Validity of the MPEX Survey." Physics Education Research Conference 2005. Salt Lake City, Utah: 2005. 145-148 Vol. 818 of PER Conference. 16 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8980&DocID=3476>.
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