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written by Pasi Nieminen, Antti Savinainen, and Jouni Viiri
Available Languages: English, Finnish
This 30-minute research-based multiple-choice test is designed to investigate students' ability to interpret multiple representations consistently in the context of four force concepts: Newton's first, second, and third laws, and gravitation.

The diagnostic exam contains 27 multiple-choice questions based on nine FCI items that have been redesigned using various representations (such as motion map, vectorial, and graphical). A summary of the survey's construction, analysis, reliability, and validity is available in Force Concept Inventory-based multiple-choice test for investigating students' representational consistency, Phys. Rev ST-PER 6 (2), 020109 (2010).

Additionally, an Excel file is provided so that instructors who wish to carry out the representational consistency analysis described in the aforementioned article may do so.

This assessment is free for use by instructors in their classroom. However, as it takes years of development effort to create and validate reliable assessment instruments, the file is password-protected. Furthermore, the authors request that 1. students are not given copies following examination; and 2. none of the questions are incorporated into web-based question delivery systems without adequate security to prevent printing or unauthorized access by students.

To obtain the password, please send a request with your name, email, institution, and a link to a page at your institution that confirms you are an instructor.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
- Newton's First Law
- Newton's Second Law
- Newton's Third Law
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Problem Solving
= Representational Use
- Lower Undergraduate
- Assessment Material
= Answer Key
= Test
- Tool
= Numerical Model
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The survey is password protected. To obtain the password, please send a request with your name, email, institution, and a link to a page at your institution that confirms you are an instructor.
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© 2010 Pasi Nieminen, Antti Savinainen, and Jouni Viiri
This assessment is free for use by instructors in their classroom. However, it takes years of development effort to create and validate reliable assessment instruments. Therefore, the author requests that 1. students are not given test copies following examination; and 2. none of the questions are incorporated into web-based question delivery systems without adequate security to prevent printing or unauthorized access by students.
Keywords:
FCI, representational consistency
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, (2010), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11958&DocID=2764).
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P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, Representational Variant of the Force Concept Inventory (R-FCI), (2010), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11958&DocID=2764>.
APA Format
Nieminen, P., Savinainen, A., & Viiri, J. (2010, January 1). Representational Variant of the Force Concept Inventory (R-FCI). Retrieved October 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11958&DocID=2764
Chicago Format
Nieminen, P, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri. Representational Variant of the Force Concept Inventory (R-FCI). January 1, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11958&DocID=2764 (accessed 23 October 2014).
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Nieminen, Pasi, Antti Savinainen, and Jouni Viiri. Representational Variant of the Force Concept Inventory (R-FCI). 2010. 1 Jan. 2010. 23 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11958&DocID=2764>.
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A summary of the survey's development, reliability, and validity is provided in P. Nieminen, A. Savinainen, and J. Viiri, " Force Concept Inventory-based multiple-choice test for investigating students' representational consistency," PRST-PER 6 (2), 020109 (2010).

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