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Abstract Title: Who does what now? How physics lab instruction impacts student behaviors
Abstract: While laboratory instruction is a cornerstone of physics education, the impact of student behaviours in labs on learning and performance remain an open question. In this study, we performed in-lab observations of student actions over two semesters in two pedagogically different sections of the same introductory physics course. We used a cluster analysis to identify different categories of student behaviour and analysed how they correlate with factors such as gender, lab structure, time, and performance on the Physics Lab Inventory of Critical thinking (PLIC) and the Colorado Learning Attitudes About Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS). We report our preliminary findings.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session III
Poster Number: C67
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Katherine N. Quinn
Cornell University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Michelle M. Kelley, Kathryn L. McGill, Emily M. Smith, N. G. Holmes

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