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Enhancing Force Concept Inventory diagnostics to identify dominant misconceptions in first-year engineering physics
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
This work presents the results of a study whose aim is to detect systematic errors about the concept of force among freshmen students. The researchers analysed the results of the Force Concept Inventory test, which was administered to two different groups of students. The results show that, although there were significant performance variations between the two groups, they, nonetheless, shared common incorrect answers that were consistently triggered by the same misconceptions. The analysis proposed in this paper could also be applied in other universities to reveal the students' a priori mindset in Newtonian mechanics and serve as a guideline for developing effective computer simulations or other tools.
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JCR
No
Title
European Journal of Engineering Education
ISBN
0304-3797
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
35
10.1080/03043797.2010.497552
Journal number
6
From page
597
To page
606
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: María Teresa Martin Blas (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Seidel Gomez de Quero (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Serrano Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Industrial
  • Departamento: Ciencias Básicas Aplicadas a la Ingeniería Forestal
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