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Multiple scales reflecting student effort were developed using factor and scale analysis on data from an introductory physics course. This data included interactions with an on-line homework system. One of the scales displays many characteristics of a metric of the individual level of engagement in the course. This scale is shown to be a good predictor of performance on class exams and the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). Furthermore, normalized learning gains on the FCI are well predicted by this scale while pre-instructional FCI scores provide no additional predictive ability, agreeing with observations by Richard Hake. This scale also correlates strongly with epistemological beliefs that learning is related to effort and is the responsibility of the student. The factors that enter into this scale, writing and mastering expert-like problem-solving, are consistent with this being a measure of individual levels of class engagement.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 57-60
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10.1063/1.2820946
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01.40.Fk 01.40.Di 01.50.H- 01.40.Ha
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FCI, PERC 2007, educational courses, factor analysis, learning by example, physics, scale analysis, student experiments
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S. Bonham, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9047&DocID=1978).
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S. Bonham, Measuring Student Effort and Engagement in an Introductory Physics Course, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9047&DocID=1978>.
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Bonham, S. (2007, August 1-2). Measuring Student Effort and Engagement in an Introductory Physics Course. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9047&DocID=1978
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Bonham, Scott. "Measuring Student Effort and Engagement in an Introductory Physics Course." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9047&DocID=1978 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Bonham, Scott. "Measuring Student Effort and Engagement in an Introductory Physics Course." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 57-60 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9047&DocID=1978>.
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