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American Journal of Physics
written by Bethany R. Wilcox and H. J. Lewandowski
Within the undergraduate physics curriculum, students' primary exposure to experimental physics comes from laboratory courses. Thus, as experimentation is a core component of physics as a discipline, lab courses can be gateways in terms of both recruiting and retaining students within the physics major. Physics lab courses have a wide variety of explicit and/or implicit goals for lab courses, including helping students to develop expert-like beliefs about the nature and importance of experimental physics. To assess students' beliefs, attitudes, and expectations about the nature of experimental physics, there is currently one research-based assessment instrument available--the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS). Since its development, the E-CLASS has been the subject of multiple research studies aimed at understanding and evaluating the effectiveness of various laboratory learning environments. This paper presents a description of the E-CLASS assessment and a summary of the research that has been done using E-CLASS data with a particular emphasis on the aspects of this work that are most relevant for instructors.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 86, Issue 3, Pages 212-219
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© 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/1.5009241
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B. Wilcox and H. Lewandowski, Am. J. Phys. 86 (3), 212 (2018), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5009241).
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B. Wilcox and H. Lewandowski, A summary of research-based assessment of students' beliefs about the nature of experimental physics, Am. J. Phys. 86 (3), 212 (2018), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5009241>.
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Wilcox, B., & Lewandowski, H. (2018, March 1). A summary of research-based assessment of students' beliefs about the nature of experimental physics. Am. J. Phys., 86(3), 212-219. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5009241
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Wilcox, Bethany, and H. J. Lewandowski. "A summary of research-based assessment of students' beliefs about the nature of experimental physics." Am. J. Phys. 86, no. 3, (March 1, 2018): 212-219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5009241 (accessed 22 July 2019).
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Wilcox, Bethany, and H. J. Lewandowski. "A summary of research-based assessment of students' beliefs about the nature of experimental physics." Am. J. Phys. 86.3 (2018): 212-219. 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.5009241>.
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