Applying model analysis to a resource-based analysis of the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation

Trevor I. Smith, Michael C. Wittmann, Tom Carter

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Abstract

Previously, we analyzed the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation in terms of a resources-based model that allows for clustering of questions so as to provide useful information on how students correctly or incorrectly reason about physics. In this paper, we apply model analysis to show that the associated model plots provide more information regarding the results of investigations using these question clusters than normalized gain graphs. We provide examples from two different institutions to show how the use of model analysis with our redefined clusters can provide previously hidden insight into the effectiveness of instruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number020102
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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