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written by Andrew J. Mason and Chandralekha Singh
This 33-question research-based multiple-choice test is designed to evaluate students' attitudes and approaches towards physics problem solving.
The survey is based on investigations of responses from introductory physics students, graduate students, and faculty members. It expands upon the Attitudes towards Problem Solving survey (Marx and Cummings, 2007) to also consider approaches to problem solving and different levels of problem solving expertise. Statistical results have shown the survey to be reliable and valid. A summary of the construction and analysis of the survey is available in A. J. Mason and C. Singh, "Surveying graduate students' attitudes and approaches to problem solving", PRST-PER, 6 (2), 020124 (2010).
This survey is free for use by instructors in their classroom. The expert-like responses to the survey are enclosed in a password-protected file. 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.
Book Title: University of Pittsburgh
Series Name: Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving Survey:
Is Referenced By Surveying graduate students' attitudes and approaches to problem solving
This article provides a summary of the survey's development, reliability, and validity.relation by Lyle Barbato
Is Key Reference Of Reflection on Problem Solving in Introductory and Advanced Physics
Details on the construction and analysis of the Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving is provided in Andrew Mason's thesis.relation by Lyle Barbato
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