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Telling new stories by reanalyzing old data: FMCE edition
written by Trevor I. Smith
I present a reanalysis of data from the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation. The current analysis focuses on comparing student responses to force questions based on whether the answer choices are presented as verbal descriptions of forces or as graphs of force vs. time. I use contingency tables and the chi-squared test of independence to measure the correlations between responses and consistency plots to represent how student responses change after a full term of algebra-based introductory mechanics. Consistency plots display the wide variety of students' learning trajectories. Preliminary analyses reveal that student responses to graph questions improve more than their responses to verbal/description questions.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 315-318
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.074
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Metadata instance created December 16, 2015 by Lyle Barbato
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T. Smith, Telling new stories by reanalyzing old data: FMCE edition, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13896&DocID=4314>.
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Smith, T. (2015, July 29-30). Telling new stories by reanalyzing old data: FMCE edition. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved December 14, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13896&DocID=4314
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Smith, Trevor I.. "Telling new stories by reanalyzing old data: FMCE edition." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, July 29-30, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13896&DocID=4314 (accessed 14 December 2017).
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Smith, Trevor I.. "Telling new stories by reanalyzing old data: FMCE edition." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 315-318 of PER Conference. 14 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13896&DocID=4314>.
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