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written by Jason J. B. Harlow, David M. Harrison, and Andrew Meyertholen
We have studied the correlation of student performance in a large first year university physics course with their reasons for taking the course and whether or not the student took a senior-level high school physics course. Performance was measured both by the Force Concept Inventory and by the grade on the final examination. Students who took the course primarily for their own interest outperformed students who took the course primarily because it was required, both on the Force Concept Inventory and on the final examination; students who took a senior-level high school physics course outperformed students who did not, also both on the Force Concept Inventory and on the final exam. Students who took the course for their own interest and took high school physics outperformed students who took the course because it was required and did not take high school physics by a wide margin. However, the normalized gain on the Force Concept Inventory was the same within uncertainties for all groups and subgroups of students.
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112
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01.40.Fk
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Metadata instance created July 27, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Harlow, D. Harrison, and A. Meyertholen, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10 (1), 010112 (2014), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112).
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J. Harlow, D. Harrison, and A. Meyertholen, Correlating student interest and high school preparation with learning and performance in an introductory university physics course, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10 (1), 010112 (2014), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112>.
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Harlow, J., Harrison, D., & Meyertholen, A. (2014, April 7). Correlating student interest and high school preparation with learning and performance in an introductory university physics course. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 10(1), 010112. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112
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Harlow, J, D. Harrison, and A. Meyertholen. "Correlating student interest and high school preparation with learning and performance in an introductory university physics course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10, no. 1, (April 7, 2014): 010112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112 (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Harlow, Jason, David Harrison, and Andrew Meyertholen. "Correlating student interest and high school preparation with learning and performance in an introductory university physics course." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10.1 (2014): 010112. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.10.010112>.
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