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Abstract Title: Development and Validation of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics
Abstract: As part of a comprehensive effort to transform our undergraduate physics laboratories and evaluate the impacts of these efforts, we have developed the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS). The E-CLASS assesses the changes in students' attitudes about a variety of scientific laboratory practices before and after a lab course, and compares attitudes with perceptions of the course grading requirements and laboratory practices. The E-CLASS is designed to give researchers insight into students' attitudes, and also to provide actionable evidence to instructors looking for feedback on their courses. We present the development, validation, and preliminary results from the initial implementation of the survey in three undergraduate physics lab courses.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Benjamin Zwickl
Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
390 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 492-6956
Fax: (303) 492-3352
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Noah Finkelstein
H. J. Lewandowski