This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses an investigation which aims to provide a research base for the design of instruction to help students develop expertise in solving...
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a density assessment administered to 787 middle school, high school, and college students; which indicate that students...
Student Epistemological Mode Constraining Researcher Access to Student Thinking: An Example from an Interview on Charge Flow
This research study, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, discusses how a student's guiding epistemological mode (be it knowledge as memorized information, knowledge from authority, or knowledge...
In this research paper, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, the author argues that the Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX), which describes student attitudes and expectations toward...
Preliminary Studies on Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism for the Development of a Model Based Diagnostic Instrument
The authors of this research study investigate the context dependency of students' learning and how context issues affect understanding. The paper argues that the development of diagnostic tools should follow...
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