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American Journal of Physics
written by Chris T. Richardson and Brian W. O'Shea
In this work, we investigate whether gender differences are present in the iClicker student response system during introductory physics lectures in an engaged environment. We find that men and women are equally likely to respond to questions correctly and in the same amount of time. We also find that both genders make use of multiple responses in the same timescale, however, the average number of responses for a given question is significantly higher for men than women. Upon analyzing these responses, we also find men are slightly more likely than women to change their response, while the response base station is open. Both genders benefit from peer instruction by answering more quickly and correctly. The connection between previously documented timescale differences, differences in ungraded responses, and their implications for the classroom environment are discussed.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 81, Issue 3, Pages 231-236
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
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= Audience Response
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- Behavior
- Societal Issues
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© 2013 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.4773562
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01.40.Fk
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Metadata instance created February 27, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Richardson and B. O'Shea, Am. J. Phys. 81 (3), 231 (2013), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4773562).
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C. Richardson and B. O'Shea, Assessing gender differences in response system questions for an introductory physics course, Am. J. Phys. 81 (3), 231 (2013), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4773562>.
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Richardson, C., & O'Shea, B. (2013, March 1). Assessing gender differences in response system questions for an introductory physics course. Am. J. Phys., 81(3), 231-236. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4773562
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Richardson, Chris, and Brian O'Shea. "Assessing gender differences in response system questions for an introductory physics course." Am. J. Phys. 81, no. 3, (March 1, 2013): 231-236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4773562 (accessed 28 November 2014).
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Richardson, Chris, and Brian O'Shea. "Assessing gender differences in response system questions for an introductory physics course." Am. J. Phys. 81.3 (2013): 231-236. 28 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4773562>.
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