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S. Allie, D. Demaree, J. Taylor, F. Lubben, and A. Buffler, PERC 2008 Proceedings, 3-6.
Students who enroll for the special access course in physics at the University of Cape Town generally do not speak English as first language and have experienced poor science…
  
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A test to assess student understanding of measurement and uncertainty has been developed and administered to more than 500 students at two large research universities. The aim is…
  
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M. Lenz and E. Gire, PERC 2016 Proceedings, 196-199.
Although dimensional analysis is a fundamental skill in physics, very few studies examine how instructors teach it or how they expect their students to do it. In this…
  
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The objective of this qualitative study is to examine and document how introductory physics students treat the uncertainty of measurements. In meeting this objective, the conceptions…
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F. Lubben, B. Campbell, A. Buffler, and S. Allie, Sci. Educ., 85 (4), 311-327 (2001).
The procedural understanding of university students at the freshman level, prior to instruction, has been investigated in the context of experimental work in physics. A written…
  
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A. Lark - Thesis
Scientific Community Laboratories, developed by The University of Maryland, have shown initial promise as laboratories meant to emulate the practice of doing physics. These…
  
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A. Macdonald, S. Burke, and C. Heiner, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 237-240.
We describe the development of a ten-question diagnostic designed to characterize the estimation skills of undergraduate students in science and engineering. In order to establish a…
  
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N. Holmes and D. Bonn, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 185-188.
Undergraduate teaching labs often include expectations for students to use various sensemaking and reasoning behaviours when conducting an experiment. These expectations, however,…
  
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J. Day, N. Holmes, I. Roll, and D. Bonn, PERC 2013 Proceedings, 117-120.
Coming to grips with the nature of measurement and uncertainty is often a common but implicit learning goal for many undergraduate physics labs. As educators, our intent is to have…
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
  
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M. Thornton and R. Fuller, J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 18 (4), 335-340 (1981).
Problems which could be solved using proportional reasoning were administered nationwide by college faculty to their own science classes during a three year period. The reasoning of…