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American Journal of Physics
written by Beth Ann Thacker, Eun-Sook Kim, Kelvin Trefz, and Suzanne Lea
Performance of students in an introductory inquiry-based physics class is compared with that of students in three other introductory physics courses on two different examination problems. One problem is a qualitative problem, typical of those used in inquiry-based physics. The second problem is a quantitative problem, similar to those found in a standard introductory physics text. The students in the inquiry-based physics course were all elementary education majors. They performed significantly better than the engineering students and as well as the honors physics students on the two problems used.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 62, Issue 7, Pages 627-633
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10.1119/1.17480
Keywords:
Discovery Learning, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Inquiry, Lecture Method, Physics, Problem Solving, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
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B. Thacker, E. Kim, K. Trefz, and S. Lea, Am. J. Phys. 62 (7), 627 (1994), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17480).
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B. Thacker, E. Kim, K. Trefz, and S. Lea, Comparing problem solving performance of physics students in inquiry-based and traditional introductory physics courses, Am. J. Phys. 62 (7), 627 (1994), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17480>.
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Thacker, B., Kim, E., Trefz, K., & Lea, S. (1994, July 1). Comparing problem solving performance of physics students in inquiry-based and traditional introductory physics courses. Am. J. Phys., 62(7), 627-633. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17480
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Thacker, B, E. Kim, K. Trefz, and S. Lea. "Comparing problem solving performance of physics students in inquiry-based and traditional introductory physics courses." Am. J. Phys. 62, no. 7, (July 1, 1994): 627-633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17480 (accessed 21 November 2014).
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Thacker, Beth Ann, Eun-Sook Kim, Kelvin Trefz, and Suzanne M. Lea. "Comparing problem solving performance of physics students in inquiry-based and traditional introductory physics courses." Am. J. Phys. 62.7 (1994): 627-633. 21 Nov. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17480>.
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