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Measuring the impact of introductory physics labs on learning and critical thinking
written by Carl E. Wieman and Natasha G. Holmes
Our recent study showed that two lab courses, whose goals were exclusively to reinforce material developed in the lecture courses, do not have any impact on exam performance at the 2% level. In this study, we replicated this analysis with a modified version of one of these lab courses whose goals also included modeling, designing experiments, and analyzing and visualizing data. This modified course used the same sets of apparatus as the previous version, but changed the pre-lab and in-lab activities to focus on developing and testing models with data. The study evaluated the impact of these additional goals and activities, comparing performance with students in the same course who did not take the lab.  We found that students taking the lab still performed no better or worse on the final exam than students who did not take the lab. We also observe the critical thinking behaviors that were the new goals of the lab.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 363-366
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C. Wieman and N. Holmes, Measuring the impact of introductory physics labs on learning and critical thinking, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13908&DocID=4326>.
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Wieman, C., & Holmes, N. (2015, July 29-30). Measuring the impact of introductory physics labs on learning and critical thinking. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13908&DocID=4326
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Wieman, Carl, and Natasha Holmes. "Measuring the impact of introductory physics labs on learning and critical thinking." 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=13908&DocID=4326 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Wieman, Carl, and Natasha Holmes. "Measuring the impact of introductory physics labs on learning and critical thinking." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 363-366 of PER Conference. 13 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13908&DocID=4326>.
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