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written by Mark L. McKinnon and Wendell H. Potter
In the UC Davis introductory physics course for life science majors, variations in lab activity instructions were introduced to investigate their influence on gender performance differences. Systematic instructions were compared to unguided, open-ended instructions. On preliminary examination, the performance difference between females and males was unaffected by the different instructions. However, there is some evidence that the open-ended instructions did increase students' conceptual understanding in general.
Physics Education Research Conference 2004
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, California: August 4-5, 2004
Volume 790, Pages 129-132
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© 2004 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.2084718
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Gm
01.50.Pa
Keywords:
PERC 2004, active learning, educational courses, gender equity variations, gender issues, laboratory techniques, physics, student experiments, unguided instruction
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M. McKinnon and W. Potter, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9549&DocID=3446).
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M. McKinnon and W. Potter, Preliminary Results of Gender Equity Variations in a Large Active-Learning Introductory Physics Course Due to Laboratory Activity Instructions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, 2004, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9549&DocID=3446>.
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McKinnon, M., & Potter, W. (2004, August 4-5). Preliminary Results of Gender Equity Variations in a Large Active-Learning Introductory Physics Course Due to Laboratory Activity Instructions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9549&DocID=3446
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McKinnon, Mark L., and Wendell H. Potter. "Preliminary Results of Gender Equity Variations in a Large Active-Learning Introductory Physics Course Due to Laboratory Activity Instructions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2004, Sacramento, California, August 4-5, 2004. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9549&DocID=3446 (accessed 22 October 2014).
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McKinnon, Mark L., and Wendell H. Potter. "Preliminary Results of Gender Equity Variations in a Large Active-Learning Introductory Physics Course Due to Laboratory Activity Instructions." Physics Education Research Conference 2004. Sacramento, California: 2004. 129-132 Vol. 790 of PER Conference. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9549&DocID=3446>.
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