The effect of distracters on student performance on the force concept inventory

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dc.contributor.author Rebello, N. Sanjay
dc.contributor.author Zollman, Dean A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-27T22:03:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-27T22:03:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-27T22:03:09Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2460
dc.description.abstract We have compared students’ responses on four multiple-choice force concept inventory ~FCI! questions with similar responses to equivalent open-ended questions. Our results indicate a good agreement between the percentages of correct responses in each of the two formats, indicating that distracters on the FCI do not adversely affect performance as measured by the number of correct answers. However, a significant percentage of the open-ended responses fall into categories that are not included in the FCI multiple choices. When these alternative categories were presented to the students as distracters in a revised multiple-choice format, a significant percentage of the students chose these alternative responses en_US
dc.publisher American Association of Physics Teachers en_US
dc.relation.uri http://scitation.aip.org/getpdf/servlet/GetPDFServlet?filetype=pdf&id=AJPIAS000072000001000116000001&idtype=cvips en_US
dc.rights Copyright (2004) American Association of Physics Teachers. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Association of Physics Teachers en_US
dc.subject Force concept inventory en_US
dc.subject Distracters en_US
dc.subject Student performance en_US
dc.subject Physics en_US
dc.title The effect of distracters on student performance on the force concept inventory en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2004 en_US
dc.citation.doi DOI: 10.1119/1.1629091 en_US
dc.citation.epage 125 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle American journal of physics en_US
dc.citation.spage 116 en_US
dc.citation.volume 72 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid srebello en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dzollman en_US

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