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Abstract Title: Latent Response Times and Cognitive Processing on the FMCE
Abstract: Latent response analysis of students answering questions on an on-line administration of the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) provides information on student reading patterns and the role of mental models. Regression analysis shows that response times are related to group and specific question text, but not to text or graphs in answer choices, indicating that students consistently read through the former but not the later. Response times also provide information on student use of mental models. Instruction reduced response times on responses consistent with Newton's laws while alternative concepts were unchanged. Among students who utilized both Newtonian and alternative concepts, no evidence was seen for activation of both models on the same question.
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