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ERIC Number: EJ610438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Language as a Confounding Variable in the Diagnosis of Misconceptions.
Clerk, Douglas; Rutherford, Margaret
International Journal of Science Education, v22 n7 p703-17 Jul 2000
Examines the possibility that language confusion can be mistaken for misconception. Uses a written test to diagnose physics misconceptions among South African students. Reports that in several cases distracters were chosen by subjects who did not hold the target misconceptions. Indicates that caution is needed in interpreting student responses to multiple choice questions. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/YDS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa