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American Journal of Physics
written by Richard Gunstone
There has recently been a considerable growth in research probing student understanding in mechanics. Questions based on four such research probes were included in the end-of-high-school physics examination undertaken by some 5500 students. The results obtained give an indication of the extent to which various interpretations of some physical situations are held in a whole population. The possibilities of using research probes as a basis for assessment questions are also illustrated.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 55, Issue 8, Pages 691-696
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DOI:
10.1119/1.15058
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01.40.Di
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01.40.Gm
Keywords:
conceptual understanding, empirical studies, end-of-high-school-physics-examination, mechanics
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R. Gunstone, Am. J. Phys. 55 (8), 691 (1987), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15058).
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R. Gunstone, Student understanding in mechanics: A large population survey, Am. J. Phys. 55 (8), 691 (1987), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15058>.
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Gunstone, R. (1987, August 1). Student understanding in mechanics: A large population survey. Am. J. Phys., 55(8), 691-696. Retrieved December 11, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15058
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Gunstone, Richard. "Student understanding in mechanics: A large population survey." Am. J. Phys. 55, no. 8, (August 1, 1987): 691-696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15058 (accessed 11 December 2019).
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Gunstone, Richard. "Student understanding in mechanics: A large population survey." Am. J. Phys. 55.8 (1987): 691-696. 11 Dec. 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15058>.
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