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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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L. Ding and R. Beichner, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020103 (2009).
This paper introduces five commonly used approaches to analyzing multiple-choice test data. They are classical test theory, factor analysis, cluster analysis, item response theory,…
  
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E. Torigoe and G. Gladding, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 200-203.
This paper is part of an ongoing investigation of how students use and understand mathematics in introductory physics. Our previous research [1] revealed that differences in score as…
  
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E. Pollock, J. Thompson, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 168-171.
Students in an upper-level thermal physics course were asked to compare quantities related to the First Law of Thermodynamics along with similar mathematical questions devoid of all…
  
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K. Harper, Z. Hite, R. Freuler, and J. Demel, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 112-115.
As part of gathering baseline data for a study on problem categorization, first-year engineering honors students who had recently completed a two-quarter sequence in physics were…
  
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A. Gupta, E. Redish, and D. Hammer, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 104-107.
We investigate the dynamics of how graduate students coordinate their mathematics and physics knowledge within the context of solving a homework problem for a plasma physics survey…
  
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K. Black and M. Wittmann, PERC 2007 Proceedings, 53-56.
As part of an ongoing project to understand how mathematics is used in advanced physics to guide one's conceptual understanding of physics, we focus on students' interpretation and…
  
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J. Thompson, B. Bucy, and D. Mountcastle, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 77-80.
We are engaged in a research project to study teaching and learning in upper-level thermal physics courses. We have begun to explore student functional understanding of mathematical…
  
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L. Cui, N. Rebello, and A. Bennett, PERC 2005 Proceedings, 37-40.
This research investigated students' transfer of learning from calculus courses to an introductory physics course. We used semi-structured think aloud interviews to assess the extent…
  
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K. Scantlebury, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 46-49.
Professional development programs promoting inquiry-based teaching are challenged with providing teachers content knowledge and using pedagogical approaches that model standards…
  
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This page contains step-by-step tutorials and guided inquiry activities that are designed to help students discover physical properties and concepts by developing understanding from…
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