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written by Austin Calder and Emily A. West
This brief report compared the performance by gender and ethnicity of 6720 students in an introductory course for the life science majors: Physics 7A and 7B. We compared performance between ethnicities and genders using Z scores taken by quarter. We also performed a binary analysis with achievement of a high grade in 7B as the dependent variable. The results indicate that on average males score higher than females in every ethnic group, and that the only statistically significant ethnic differences in our binary analysis were White and African American, The model indicated that being female reduced odds of achieving a high grade in 7B by one half. Odds were reduced by more than half for African Americans and increased by three halves for White. We also compared gender equity over 18 quizzes. Equity favored quiz questions that are more open ended; this is consistent with some earlier findings in studies of gender equity in introductory physics courses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 39-41
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Gender: Male
= Race: African-American
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
= Race Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Report
= Research study
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084696
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
PERC 2004, Z-scores, education, ethnicity, gender, gender issues, teaching, transfer of learning
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A. Calder and E. West, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9525&DocID=3468).
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A. Calder and E. West, Transfer of Learning through Gender and Ethnicity presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9525&DocID=3468>.
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Calder, A., & West, E. (2004, August 4-5). Transfer of Learning through Gender and Ethnicity. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9525&DocID=3468
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Calder, Austin, and Emily West. "Transfer of Learning through Gender and Ethnicity." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9525&DocID=3468 (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Calder, Austin, and Emily West. "Transfer of Learning through Gender and Ethnicity." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 39-41 Vol. 790 of PER Conference Invited Paper. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9525&DocID=3468>.
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