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written by Dyan L. McBride and Dean A. Zollman
We describe a qualitative study of student understanding of the functions of the human eye and the resources used in understanding wavefront aberrometry, a relatively new method of diagnosing vision defects. Twelve students enrolled in an introductory physics class participated in a semi-structured clinical interview in which the functions of the eye, traditional diagnosis methods such as the eye chart, and wavefront aberrometry were discussed. Results from this study indicate that students do not initially understand the subjective nature of traditional diagnosis techniques and that the use of physical models of the eye and aberrometer can facilitate the transfer of prior knowledge to these concepts.
Physics Education Research Conference 2007
Part of the PER Conference series
Greensboro, NC: August 1-2, 2007
Volume 951, Pages 148-151
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
Optics
- The Eye
- Reference Material
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2820918
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© 2007 2007 American Institute of Physics.
DOI:
10.1063/1.2820918
NSF Number:
0426754
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.70.+w
Keywords:
PERC 2007, Semi-Structured Clinical Interview, Transfer of Prior Knowledge, philosophical aspects, physics, research initiatives, student experiments
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9091&DocID=2008).
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D. McBride and D. Zollman, Investigating Students' Ideas about Wavefront Aberrometry, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, 2007, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9091&DocID=2008>.
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McBride, D., & Zollman, D. (2007, August 1-2). Investigating Students' Ideas about Wavefront Aberrometry. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9091&DocID=2008
Chicago Format
McBride, Dyan, and Dean Zollman. "Investigating Students' Ideas about Wavefront Aberrometry." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2007, Greensboro, NC, August 1-2, 2007. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9091&DocID=2008 (accessed 20 December 2014).
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McBride, Dyan, and Dean Zollman. "Investigating Students' Ideas about Wavefront Aberrometry." Physics Education Research Conference 2007. Greensboro, NC: 2007. 148-151 Vol. 951 of PER Conference. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9091&DocID=2008>.
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