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ERIC Number: EJ820525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1554-9178
Accounting for Variability in Student Responses to Motion Questions
Frank, Brian W.; Kanim, Stephen E.; Gomez, Luanna S.
Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, v4 n2 p020102-1--020102-11 Jul-Dec 2008
We describe the results of an experiment conducted to test predictions about student responses to questions about motion based on an explicit model of student thinking in terms of the cuing of a variety of different physical intuitions or conceptual resources. This particular model allows us to account for observed variations in patterns of student responses in a way that positing the existence of fixed student conceptions about motion does not. As a result of the experiment, we suggest refinements of our model in order to better account for additional features of the student responses. (Contains 6 figures and 32 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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