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In the past three decades, physics education research has primarily focused on student conceptual understanding; little work has been conducted to investigate student difficulties in problem solving. In cognitive science and psychology, however, extensive studies have explored the differences in problem solving between experts and naive students. A major finding indicates that experts often apply qualitative representations in problem solving, but that novices use an equation-centered method. This dissertation describes investigations into the use of multiple representations and visualizations in student understanding and problem solving with the concepts of work and energy.
University: The Ohio State University
Academic Department:  Physics
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
Education - Applied Research
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
Education - Basic Research
- Learning Theory
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Expert-Novice Comparisons
= Representational Use
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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diagrammatic representation, mathematical representation, verbal description
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Metadata instance created June 16, 2006 by Bruce Mason
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June 14, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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X. Zou, The Use of Multiple Representations and Visualizations in Student Learning of Introductory Physics: An Example from Work and Energy, The Ohio State University, 2000, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3796&DocID=116>.
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Zou, X. (2000, August 1). The Use of Multiple Representations and Visualizations in Student Learning of Introductory Physics: An Example from Work and Energy (The Ohio State University, 2000). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3796&DocID=116
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Zou, Xueli. "The Use of Multiple Representations and Visualizations in Student Learning of Introductory Physics: An Example from Work and Energy." The Ohio State University, 2000. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3796&DocID=116 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Zou, Xueli. "The Use of Multiple Representations and Visualizations in Student Learning of Introductory Physics: An Example from Work and Energy." 1 Aug. 2000. The Ohio State University, 2000. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=3796&DocID=116>.
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