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The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses
written by Daryl McPadden and Eric Brewe
This study considers the impact of instructor on the gender gap in students' scores on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) in Modeling Instruction (MI) courses at Florida International University (FIU). Earlier work has shown that MI had increased FCI scores overall when compared to traditional lecture courses; however, the gap between male and female students' scores in the MI courses increased over the course of the semester. Student data were collected from 559 students at FIU, over 18 semesters, with 10 different instructors. General linear regression was used to determine the significance of the student gender and instructor factors in predicting a student's FCI score post-instruction and the fraction of variance explained by these factors. Effect sizes were then calculated from the difference in female students' gains from male students' gains and compared between instructors. Analysis showed an instructor-independent, medium effect favoring male students' scores on the FCI.
Physics Education Research Conference 2014
Part of the PER Conference series
Minneapolis, MN: July 30-31, 2014
Pages 183-186
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
- Newton's Third Law
Education Foundations
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
= Gender: Male
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Rights Holder:
American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/perc.2014.pr.042
NSF Numbers:
0802184
1140706
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
FCI, Modeling, PERC 2014
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Metadata instance created April 24, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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April 27, 2015 by Bruce Mason
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D. McPadden and E. Brewe, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13478&DocID=4077).
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D. McPadden and E. Brewe, The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, 2014, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13478&DocID=4077>.
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McPadden, D., & Brewe, E. (2014, July 30-31). The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved December 11, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13478&DocID=4077
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McPadden, Daryl, and Eric Brewe. "The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2014, Minneapolis, MN, July 30-31, 2014. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13478&DocID=4077 (accessed 11 December 2017).
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McPadden, Daryl, and Eric Brewe. "The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses." Physics Education Research Conference 2014. Minneapolis, MN: 2014. 183-186 of PER Conference. 11 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13478&DocID=4077>.
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