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ERIC Number: ED414195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 22
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Cognitive Mapping of Advanced Level Physics Students' Conceptions of Quantum Physics.
Mashhadi, Azam; Woolnough, Brian
This paper presents findings from a study that investigated students' understanding of quantum phenomena and focused on how students incorporate the ideas of quantum physics into their overall cognitive framework. The heuristic metaphor of the map is used to construct graphic representations of students' understanding of quantum physics. The relationships between students' conceptions of quantum phenomena at the level of the population group are investigated using a structured questionnaire and multivariate analytical techniques such as multidimensional scaling, cluster analysis, and factor analysis. Groupings of conceptions are identified and related to underlying interpretable dimensions. Contains 30 references. (Author/DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)