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Predicting FCI gain with a nonverbal intelligence test
written by M. R. Semak, R. D. Dietz, R. H. Pearson, and C. W. Willis
We have administered both a commercial, nonverbal intelligence test (the GAMA) and Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning to students in two introductory physics classes to determine if either test can successfully predict normalized gains on the Force Concept Inventory. Since gain on the FCI is known to be related to gender, we adopted a linear model with gain on the FCI as the dependent variable and gender and a test score as the independent variables. We found that the GAMA score did not predict a significant amount of variation beyond gender. Lawson's test, however, did predict a small but significant variation beyond gender. When simple linear regressions were run separately for males and females with the Lawson score as a predictor, we found that the Lawson score did not significantly predict gains for females but was a marginally significant predictor for males.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 378-381
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10.1063/1.4789731
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.gf
01.75.+m
Keywords:
FCI, Force-Concept Inventory, Intelligence Test, Lawson Test, PERC 2012
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M. Semak, R. Dietz, R. Pearson, and C. Willis, Predicting FCI gain with a nonverbal intelligence test, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12857&DocID=3389>.
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Semak, M., Dietz, R., Pearson, R., & Willis, C. (2012, August 1-2). Predicting FCI gain with a nonverbal intelligence test. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12857&DocID=3389
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Semak, M, R. Dietz, R. Pearson, and C. Willis. "Predicting FCI gain with a nonverbal intelligence test." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12857&DocID=3389 (accessed 16 December 2017).
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Semak, M. R., R. D. Dietz, R. H. Pearson, and C. W. Willis. "Predicting FCI gain with a nonverbal intelligence test." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 378-381 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 16 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12857&DocID=3389>.
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