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Interview Validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC)
written by Katherine N. Quinn, Carl E. Wieman, and Natasha G. Holmes
Although an important goal of introductory physics labs is to train students in scientific reasoning and critical thinking, currently there are no standard tests in physics designed to assess such skills. We are in the process of developing and validating the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC), an assessment to probe students' critical thinking abilities in physics lab courses. The instrument asks students to critique a set of experimental methods and data and use them to evaluate a particular physical model (the period of a mass on a spring). Currently, we are validating the closed-response survey through interviews with students and present the results of 12 such interviews here. We describe a trend that has emerged from these interviews, with students' reasoning falling into three main patterns of behavior: selecting all options, cuing on keywords, and critically analyzing. We have found ways to shift students to the last and more desirable behavior. We discuss ways in which these findings are likely relevant to the design of other concept inventories.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 324-327
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Quinn, K., Wieman, C., & Holmes, N. (2017, July 26-27). Interview Validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC). Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14635&DocID=4812
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Quinn, K, C. Wieman, and N. Holmes. "Interview Validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC)." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14635&DocID=4812 (accessed 12 August 2020).
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Quinn, Katherine N., Carl Wieman, and Natasha Holmes. "Interview Validation of the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC)." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 324-327 of PER Conference. 12 Aug. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14635&DocID=4812>.
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