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Showing the dynamics of student thinking as measured by the FMCE
written by Trevor I. Smith, Kerry A. Gray, Kyle J. Louis, Bartholomew J. Ricci, and Nicholas J. Wright
Using data from over 14,000 student responses we create item response curves, fitted to the polytomous item response theory model for nominal responses, to evaluate the relative "correctness" of various incorrect responses to questions on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE). Based on this ranking of incorrect responses, we examine individual students' pairs of responses to FMCE questions, using transition matrices and consistency plots, to show how student ideas develop over the span of an introductory mechanics course. Using data from two different schools (N ~= 200 each), we explore how these representations can show student learning even when individuals do not choose the correct answer. Comparing response pairs provides a rich picture of student learning that is unavailable in many traditional analyses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 380-383
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T. Smith, K. Gray, K. Louis, B. Ricci, and N. Wright, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14649&DocID=4826).
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T. Smith, K. Gray, K. Louis, B. Ricci, and N. Wright, Showing the dynamics of student thinking as measured by the FMCE, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14649&DocID=4826>.
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Smith, T., Gray, K., Louis, K., Ricci, B., & Wright, N. (2017, July 26-27). Showing the dynamics of student thinking as measured by the FMCE. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved March 26, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14649&DocID=4826
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Smith, T, K. Gray, K. Louis, B. Ricci, and N. Wright. "Showing the dynamics of student thinking as measured by the FMCE." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14649&DocID=4826 (accessed 26 March 2019).
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Smith, Trevor I., Kerry A. Gray, Kyle J. Louis, Bartholomew J. Ricci, and Nicholas J. Wright. "Showing the dynamics of student thinking as measured by the FMCE." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 380-383 of PER Conference. 26 Mar. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14649&DocID=4826>.
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