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The experience sampling method: Investigating students' affective experience 

written by Jayson M. Nissen, MacKenzie R. Stetzer, and Jonathan T. Shemwell

Improving non-cognitive outcomes such as attitudes, efficacy, and persistence in physics courses is an important goal of physics education. This investigation implemented an in-the-moment surveying technique called the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to measure students' affective experience in physics. Measurements included: self-efficacy, cognitive efficiency, activation, intrinsic motivation, and affect. Data are presented that show contrasts in students' experiences (e.g., in physics vs. non-physics courses).

Published January 24, 2013
Last Modified June 27, 2013