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This study investigates the possibility that students have difficulty with the concept of electric potential because they have difficulty with the concept of rate of change. Findings indicate that there is a correlation between the way students answer rate of change items and the way they answer electric potential items. Some students in upper-level undergraduate courses were found to make mistakes similar to introductory students. The Rate And Potential Test (RAPT) was found to be a reliable instrument (KR20 = 0.83) and it did not matter if it was given on paper or via WebAssign, a web-based homework delivery system.
University: North Carolina State University
Academic Department:  Physics
Pages 163
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© 2001 Rhett J. Allain and Robert J. Beichner
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ELECTRIC POTENTIAL, RAPT, Rate And Potential Test, rate of change
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R. Allain, Thesis, North Carolina State University , 2001, WWW Document, (http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/rallain/research/allain.pdf).
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R. Allain, Investigating the Relationship Between Student Difficulties with the Concept of Electric Potential and the Concept of Rate of Change, Thesis, North Carolina State University , 2001, <http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/rallain/research/allain.pdf>.
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Allain, R. (2001, January 1). Investigating the Relationship Between Student Difficulties with the Concept of Electric Potential and the Concept of Rate of Change (Thesis, North Carolina State University , 2001). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/rallain/research/allain.pdf
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Allain, Rhett J.. "Investigating the Relationship Between Student Difficulties with the Concept of Electric Potential and the Concept of Rate of Change." Thesis, North Carolina State University , 2001. http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/rallain/research/allain.pdf (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Allain, Rhett J.. "Investigating the Relationship Between Student Difficulties with the Concept of Electric Potential and the Concept of Rate of Change." Thesis. 1 Jan. 2001. North Carolina State University , 2001. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/rallain/research/allain.pdf>.
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