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ERIC Number: EJ1040041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1554-9178
Applying Model Analysis to a Resource-Based Analysis of the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation
Smith, Trevor I.; Wittmann, Michael C.; Carter, Tom
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v10 n2 p020102-1-020102-17 Jul-Dec 2014
Previously, we analyzed the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation in terms of a resources-based model that allows for clustering of questions so as to provide useful information on how students correctly or incorrectly reason about physics. In this paper, we apply model analysis to show that the associated model plots provide more information regarding the results of investigations using these question clusters than normalized gain graphs. We provide examples from two different institutions to show how the use of model analysis with our redefined clusters can provide previously hidden insight into the effectiveness of instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE-0510614|REC-0633954