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written by John Stewart, Heather Griffin, and Gay Stewart
The force concept inventory and a 10-question context-modified test were given to 647 students enrolled in introductory physics classes at the University of Arkansas. Context changes had an effect ranging from 3% to 10% on the individual questions. The average student score on the ten transformed questions was 3% higher than the average student score on the corresponding 10 force concept inventory questions. Therefore, the effect of contextual changes on the total of the 10 questions is not sufficient to affect normal use of the force concept inventory as a diagnostic instrument.
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Classical Mechanics
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© 2007 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102
NSF Number:
0108787
PACSs:
01.40.Di
01.40.Fk
01.50.Kw
Keywords:
Context dependence, FCI, Force Concept Inventory, Introductory Physics
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Metadata instance created February 7, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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July 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Stewart, H. Griffin, and G. Stewart, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (1), 010102 (2007), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102).
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J. Stewart, H. Griffin, and G. Stewart, Context sensitivity in the force concept inventory, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (1), 010102 (2007), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102>.
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Stewart, J., Griffin, H., & Stewart, G. (2007, February 2). Context sensitivity in the force concept inventory. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 3(1), 010102. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102
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Stewart, J, H. Griffin, and G. Stewart. "Context sensitivity in the force concept inventory." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, no. 1, (February 2, 2007): 010102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102 (accessed 12 December 2017).
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Stewart, John, Heather Griffin, and Gay Stewart. "Context sensitivity in the force concept inventory." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3.1 (2007): 010102. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.010102>.
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