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A comparison of students' written explanations and CLASS responses
written by Gabriel Rowe and Anna McLean Phillips
We examined students' responses on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) and their homework within a freshman physics course. The homeworks were designed to elicit detailed responses and sense-making. Students completed the CLASS prior to the start of the course. Student responses on the first two homeworks of the semester were coded for instances of evidence of sense-making, such as checking if an answer is reasonable and providing multiple explanations. We had matched CLASS responses and homeworks for 26 students. Our results show that evidence of sense-making on the homework assignments may be uncorrelated with percent favorable response on the CLASS and weakly correlated with percent unfavorable response. These results suggest that students' formal beliefs about physics, as measured by the CLASS, may be only weakly related to how students engage in solving physics problems. Given the small sample size of our work, further study is needed.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 280-283
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G. Rowe and A. Phillips, A comparison of students' written explanations and CLASS responses, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14248&DocID=4602>.
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Rowe, G., & Phillips, A. (2016, July 20-21). A comparison of students' written explanations and CLASS responses. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved December 18, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14248&DocID=4602
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Rowe, Gabriel, and Anna Phillips. "A comparison of students' written explanations and CLASS responses." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14248&DocID=4602 (accessed 18 December 2017).
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Rowe, Gabriel, and Anna Phillips. "A comparison of students' written explanations and CLASS responses." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 280-283 of PER Conference. 18 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14248&DocID=4602>.
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