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Kok, Karel; Priemer, Burkhard; Musold, Wiebke; Masnick, Amy – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
In this study with 153 middle school students, we investigate the influence of the number of decimal places from the reading of a measurement device on students' decisions to change or keep an initial hypothesis about falling objects. Participants were divided into three groups, introduced to two experiments--the time it takes a free falling…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Measurement, Physics, Science Instruction
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Ceuppens, Stijn; Bollen, Laurens; Deprez, Johan; Dehaene, Wim; De Cock, Mieke – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
We design, validate, and administer a 24-item test to study student understanding of linear functions in 1D kinematics [x(t)] and mathematics [y(x)] in the 9th grade. The items assess identification and comparison of initial position and velocity in 1D kinematics and of the y intercept and slope in mathematics using a graph or an algebraic…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Mechanics (Physics)
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Eaton, Philip; Johnson, Keith; Barrett, Frank; Willoughby, Shannon – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
For proper assessment selection understanding the statistical similarities amongst assessments that measure the same, or very similar, topics is imperative. This study seeks to extend the comparative analysis between the brief electricity and magnetism assessment (BEMA) and the conceptual survey of electricity and magnetism (CSEM) presented by…
Descriptors: Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Comparative Analysis, Energy
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Chari, Deepa; Potvin, Geoff – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
There has been little work done in exploring the variations in admissions practices between different types of physics graduate programs. In this paper, we compared admissions practices in master's programs to a parallel data set collected from doctoral departments to understand the relative importance of particular admission criteria and looked…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Departments, Masters Degrees, Comparative Analysis
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Susac, Ana; Bubic, Andreja; Planinic, Maja; Movre, Marko; Palmovic, Marijan – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Typical physics textbook problems often include supportive diagrams that visualize the physical situation although the potential benefits of providing such diagrams is not yet fully established. We used eye tracking to explore the role of supportive diagrams in problem solving. Including a supportive diagram with the text of the problem improved…
Descriptors: Role, Visual Aids, Problem Solving, Eye Movements
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Zu, Tianlong; Munsell, Jeremy; Rebello, N. Sanjay – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Even though it has been shown that retrieval practice could foster deeper learning and better long-term retention in other domains such as psychology, it is rarely studied in the context of physics learning where students need to solve more complicated problems. To an even lesser degree is comparing retrieval-based learning with other active…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Recall (Psychology)
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Chen, Luchang; Xu, Shaorui; Xiao, Hua; Zhou, Shaona – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Students' epistemological beliefs have been confirmed to influence students' physics learning in an essential way. The Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) is an assessment instrument for evaluating students' beliefs towards physics learning. In the present study, 817 students participate in our investigation with the mandarin…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Woitkowski, David – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
University professors' views of nature of science play an important role when guiding undergraduate students into the culture of practicing physicists. While these topics have a long-standing tradition in U.S. curricula they are not part of German educational standards or curricula. Additionally professors' views--in contrast to those of their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Academic Standards
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Gouvea, Julia; Sawtelle, Vashti; Nair, Abhilash – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Epistemologically oriented reforms of physics courses aim to change the way students think about knowledge and approach learning in physics. A broader goal of these reforms is to impact how students think about knowledge and learning in other courses. We investigate the effects of epistemological reforms in a physics course on knowing and learning…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Physics, Biology, Science Instruction
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LeGresley, Sarah E.; Delgado, Jennifer A.; Bruner, Christopher R.; Murray, Michael J.; Fischer, Christopher J. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Here we demonstrate the benefits of a new curriculum for introductory calculus-based physics that motivates classical mechanics using a modified version of Hamiltonian mechanics. This curriculum shifts the initial focus of instruction away from forces and the associated vector mathematics, which are known to be problematic for students, to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
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Good, Melanie; Maries, Alexandru; Singh, Chandralekha – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Over the course of instruction, not only does most introductory physics students' content knowledge evolve but their attitudes and approaches to problem solving are also likely to evolve. This change may depend on many factors including the curricula and pedagogies used, the degree to which instruction actively engages students in the learning…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Introductory Courses, Knowledge Level
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Branchetti, Laura; Cattabriga, Alessia; Levrini, Olivia – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
This paper aims to provide a contribution to the research in physics education regarding the interplay between mathematics and physics in teaching and learning physics at the university level. The argument is developed through a study focused on the historical case study of the blackbody that led Planck to make one of the most significant…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Mathematics, Scientific Research
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Goodhew, Lisa M.; Robertson, Amy D.; Heron, Paula R. L.; Scherr, Rachel E. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Much of the literature contributing to physics instructors' knowledge of student ideas (KSI) reports common patterns of reasoning that are framed as discontinuous with canonical concepts. Our work contributes new KSI about mechanical wave propagation from a resources perspective, framing student thinking in terms of context-sensitive pieces of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Mechanics (Physics), Knowledge Level
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Marshman, Emily; Singh, Chandralekha – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
We developed and validated a conceptual survey that focuses on the formalism and postulates of quantum mechanics covered in upper-level undergraduate quantum mechanics courses. The concepts included in the quantum mechanics formalism and postulate survey (QMFPS) focus on Dirac notation, the Hilbert space, state vectors, physical observables and…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Scientific Principles, Scientific Concepts
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Klein, Pascal; Viiri, Jouni; Kuhn, Jochen – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
The coordination of multiple external representations is important for learning, but yet a difficult task for students, requiring instructional support. The subject in this study covers a typical relation in physics between abstract mathematical equations (definitions of divergence and curl) and a visual representation (vector field plot). To…
Descriptors: Cues, Eye Movements, Problem Solving, Equations (Mathematics)
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