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A Multi-faceted Approach to Measuring Student Understanding
written by Ian T. Griffin, Kyle J. Louis, Ryan Moyer, Nicholas J. Wright, and Trevor I. Smith
Data from the FMCE suggest that there may be inconsistencies in students' understanding of forces when various types of motion are presented. These inconsistencies are highly evident when testing for students' understanding using graphs. In the current study we assume that measurements of student understanding of a particular topic depend both on the student and on the instrument used to make the measurement. Multiple measurements are needed to build a more complete picture of what the student believes to be true. We compare individual student responses to 12 questions from three FMCE question clusters. Using various visualizations of the data including model analysis plots, contingency tables of student responses, and consistency plots, we identify trends that are not evident from traditional normalized-gain-based analyses. Statistical results from the 2 test of independence and one-way analysis of variance provide support for our findings.
Physics Education Research Conference 2016
Part of the PER Conference series
Sacramento, CA: July 20-21, 2016
Pages 132-135
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
- Newton's Second Law
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
= Methods
- Research Design & Methodology
= Statistics
= Validity
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2016.pr.028
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I. Griffin, K. Louis, R. Moyer, N. Wright, and T. Smith, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14260&DocID=4614).
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I. Griffin, K. Louis, R. Moyer, N. Wright, and T. Smith, A Multi-faceted Approach to Measuring Student Understanding, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, 2016, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14260&DocID=4614>.
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Griffin, I., Louis, K., Moyer, R., Wright, N., & Smith, T. (2016, July 20-21). A Multi-faceted Approach to Measuring Student Understanding. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA. Retrieved August 24, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14260&DocID=4614
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Griffin, I, K. Louis, R. Moyer, N. Wright, and T. Smith. "A Multi-faceted Approach to Measuring Student Understanding." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2016, Sacramento, CA, July 20-21, 2016. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14260&DocID=4614 (accessed 24 August 2019).
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Griffin, Ian T., Kyle J. Louis, Ryan Moyer, Nicholas J. Wright, and Trevor I. Smith. "A Multi-faceted Approach to Measuring Student Understanding." Physics Education Research Conference 2016. Sacramento, CA: 2016. 132-135 of PER Conference. 24 Aug. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14260&DocID=4614>.
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