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Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics
written by Nathaniel Hawkins, Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
Projects and Practices in Physics (P3) is a transformed, first-year introductory mechanics course offered at Michigan State University. The focus of the course is concept-based group learning implemented through solving analytic problems and computational modeling problems using the VPython programming environment. Interviews with students from P3 were conducted to explore the variation of students' perceptions of the utility of solving computational physics problems in the classroom setting. A phenomenographic method is being used to develop categories of student experience with computational physics problems based on themes emerging across the different students' interviews. This paper will focus on exploring the variation within the theme of Computation Helps to Learn Physics that arose from our preliminary analysis of the data from a larger phenomenographic study. When examined on an individual basis, this theme provides important insights into students' perception of the use of computation, such as the way that students can engage with computation as a learning tool in a Physics classroom.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 168-171
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Education - Basic Research
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Nathaniel T. Hawkins, Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul W. Irving, Marcos D. Cabbalero
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10.1119/perc.2017.pr.037
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PERC 2017, computational modeling
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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N. Hawkins, M. Obsniuk, P. Irving, and M. Caballero, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14597&DocID=4774).
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N. Hawkins, M. Obsniuk, P. Irving, and M. Caballero, Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14597&DocID=4774>.
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Hawkins, N., Obsniuk, M., Irving, P., & Caballero, M. (2017, July 26-27). Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14597&DocID=4774
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Hawkins, N, M. Obsniuk, P. Irving, and M. Caballero. "Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14597&DocID=4774 (accessed 21 November 2019).
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Hawkins, Nathaniel, Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul Irving, and Marcos Caballero. "Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 168-171 of PER Conference. 21 Nov. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14597&DocID=4774>.
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