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Uptake of solution checks by undergraduate physics students
written by Tiffany-Rose Sikorski, Gary D. White, and Justin Landay
A persistent concern within physics education is students' apparent failure to check the reasonableness of their answers. In an effort to better understand how students' capacity for checking solutions develops, this paper examines data on solution checking in an upper-level undergraduate electricity and magnetism course. All students demonstrated the ability to check answers in multiple ways, but showed variability in how they chose to do so, with checking units the most easily activated check, and numerical values strikingly underutilized.
Physics Education Research Conference 2017
Part of the PER Conference series
Cincinnati, OH: July 26-27, 2017
Pages 368-371
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Self Assessment
- Problem Solving
= Processes
- Student Characteristics
= Skills
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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10.1119/perc.2017.pr.087
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T. Sikorski, G. White, and J. Landay, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14647&DocID=4824).
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T. Sikorski, G. White, and J. Landay, Uptake of solution checks by undergraduate physics students, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, 2017, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14647&DocID=4824>.
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Sikorski, T., White, G., & Landay, J. (2017, July 26-27). Uptake of solution checks by undergraduate physics students. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14647&DocID=4824
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Sikorski, T, G. White, and J. Landay. "Uptake of solution checks by undergraduate physics students." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2017, Cincinnati, OH, July 26-27, 2017. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14647&DocID=4824 (accessed 21 April 2021).
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Sikorski, Tiffany-Rose, Gary D. White, and Justin Landay. "Uptake of solution checks by undergraduate physics students." Physics Education Research Conference 2017. Cincinnati, OH: 2017. 368-371 of PER Conference. 21 Apr. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14647&DocID=4824>.
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