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ERIC Number: EJ820521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1554-9178
Phenomenographic Study of Students' Problem Solving Approaches in Physics
Walsh, Laura N.; Howard, Robert G.; Bowe, Brian
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v3 n2 p020108-01--020108-12 Jul-Dec 2007
This paper describes ongoing research investigating student approaches to quantitative and qualitative problem solving in physics. This empirical study was conducted using a phenomenographic approach to analyze data from individual semistructured problem solving interviews with 22 introductory college physics students. The main result of the study is a hierarchical set of categories that describe the students' problem solving approaches in the context of introductory physics. (Contains 1 table and 53 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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