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written by Laura N. Walsh, Robert Howard, and Brian Bowe
This paper describes ongoing research investigating student approaches to quantitative and qualitative problem solving in physics. This empirical study was conducted using a phenomenographic approach to analyze data from individual semistructured problem solving interviews with 22 introductory college physics students. The main result of the study is a hierarchical set of categories that describe the students' problem solving approaches in the context of introductory physics.
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© 2007 The American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108
ISSN Number:
1554-9178
Keywords:
phenomenography, qualitative problem solving, quantitative problem solving
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Metadata instance created July 4, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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April 9, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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L. Walsh, R. Howard, and B. Bowe, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (2), 020108 (2007), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108).
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L. Walsh, R. Howard, and B. Bowe, Phenomenographic study of students’ problem solving approaches in physics, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3 (2), 020108 (2007), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108>.
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Walsh, L., Howard, R., & Bowe, B. (2007, December 12). Phenomenographic study of students’ problem solving approaches in physics. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 3(2), 020108. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108
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Walsh, L, R. Howard, and B. Bowe. "Phenomenographic study of students’ problem solving approaches in physics." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3, no. 2, (December 12, 2007): 020108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Walsh, Laura N., Robert Howard, and Brian Bowe. "Phenomenographic study of students’ problem solving approaches in physics." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 3.2 (2007): 020108. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.3.020108>.
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