ERIC Number: ED026262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Comparison of the Performance of High School Physics Students Using Closely Directed Experiments with that of Students Using Open Ended Experiments.
Compared were the effects of open-ended experiments and closely directed laboratory experiments in high school physics on concept comprehension, laboratory performance, and achievement in problem solving. Test instruments for evaluating concept comprehension and problem solving were constructed from relevant items in the New York Regents Physics examination, while the instrument for comparing laboratory skill was a performance test with individual tasks of varying complexity. No significant statistical differences were obtained on any of these tests. (GR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Induction, Inquiry, Instruction, Physics, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY.