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Assessing students’ epistemic logic using clause topics during problem comparison
written by Frances Mateycik and Kendra Sheaffer
Physics courses ideally facilitate both students understanding of fundamental physical principles, as well as strengthen students' problem solving repertoire. In this study we look at how students divide and/or aggregate various elements of problem statements and how useful distinct principles and concepts, formulae, and general problem contexts are for pairing problems assigned in the same week. Students in an algebra-based physics course were asked to choose two problems from each of their homework assignments which they found to be most similar. The two problems selected were then explicitly compared and contrasted in writing. The written statements were then divided by clause topics and further categorized into levels of epistemic reasoning. This paper/poster presents the qualitative analysis used and provides observed trends that appear in students' homework responses.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 286-289
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Education - Basic Research
- Communication
= Representations
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
= Representational Use
- Lower Undergraduate
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PERC 2012, algebra-based physics, case reuse, problem solving
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F. Mateycik and K. Sheaffer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12835&DocID=3368).
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F. Mateycik and K. Sheaffer, Assessing students’ epistemic logic using clause topics during problem comparison, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12835&DocID=3368>.
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Mateycik, F., & Sheaffer, K. (2012, August 1-2). Assessing students’ epistemic logic using clause topics during problem comparison. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12835&DocID=3368
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Mateycik, Frances, and Kendra Sheaffer. "Assessing students’ epistemic logic using clause topics during problem comparison." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12835&DocID=3368 (accessed 29 October 2020).
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Mateycik, Frances, and Kendra Sheaffer. "Assessing students’ epistemic logic using clause topics during problem comparison." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 286-289 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 29 Oct. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12835&DocID=3368>.
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