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ERIC Number: EJ1106921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
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ISSN: EISSN-2469-9896
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Developing an Action Concept Inventory
McGinness, Lachlan P.; Savage, C. M.
Physical Review Physics Education Research, v12 n1 p010133-1-010133-6 Jan-Jun 2016
We report on progress towards the development of an Action Concept Inventory (ACI), a test that measures student understanding of action principles in introductory mechanics and optics. The ACI also covers key concepts of many-paths quantum mechanics, from which classical action physics arises. We used a multistage iterative development cycle for incorporating expert and student feedback into successive revisions of the ACI. The student feedback, including think-aloud interviews, enabled us to identify their misconceptions about action physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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