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Abstract Title: Eye-gaze patterns while interpreting kinematics graphs
Abstract: Proficient problem solvers are able to interpret and use multiple representations of information (e.g. text, equations, pictures, diagrams, and graphs). In this study, introductory physics students viewed several kinematics graphs on a computer screen and were asked to select a numbered region of the graph corresponding to a text description of motion. We present an analysis of subjects' performance on the items and eye-gaze fixation patterns recorded using an eye tracker.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jennifer Docktor
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Dept. of Physics, 2001 Cowley Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-8485
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jose Mestre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Liz Gire, University of Memphis
Sanjay Rebello, Kansas State University