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written by Shih-Yin Lin and Chandralekha Singh
We discuss the categorization of 20 quantum mechanics problems by 6 physics professors and 22 undergraduate students from two honors-level quantum mechanics courses. Professors and students were asked to categorize the problems based upon similarity of solution. We also had individual discussions with professors who categorized the problems. Faculty members' categorizations were overall rated better than those of students by three faculty members who evaluated all of the categorizations. But the categories created by faculty members were more diverse compared to the uniformity of the categories they created when asked to categorize introductory mechanics problems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 185-188
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Cognition
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
- Teacher Characteristics
Quantum Physics
- General
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
PER-Central Type Levels Ratings
- PER Literature
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
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0653129
055434
Keywords:
PERC 2009, categorization task, expert-novice differences, quantum mechanics
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S. Lin and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9479&DocID=1353).
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S. Lin and C. Singh, Assessing Expertise in Quantum Mechanics using Categorization Task, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9479&DocID=1353>.
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Lin, S., & Singh, C. (2009, July 29-30). Assessing Expertise in Quantum Mechanics using Categorization Task. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9479&DocID=1353
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Assessing Expertise in Quantum Mechanics using Categorization Task." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9479&DocID=1353 (accessed 20 September 2014).
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Lin, Shih-Yin, and Chandralekha Singh. "Assessing Expertise in Quantum Mechanics using Categorization Task." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 185-188 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 20 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9479&DocID=1353>.
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