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Patterns of behavior in online homework for introductory physics


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Abstract (summary)

Student activity in online homework was obtained from courses in physics in 2003 and 2005. This data was analyzed through a variety of methods, including principal component analysis, Pearson's r correlation, and comparison to performance measures such as detailed exam scores. Through this analysis it was determined which measured homework behaviors were associated with high exam scores and course grades. It was also determined that homework problems requiring analysis can have an impact on certain types of exam problems where traditional homework does not. Suggestions are given for future research and possible use of these methods in other contexts.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Physics;
Science education
Classification
0605: Physics
0714: Science education
Identifier / keyword
Education, Pure sciences, Introductory physics, Online homework
Title
Patterns of behavior in online homework for introductory physics
Author
Fredericks, Colin
Number of pages
171
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 68/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549170723
Advisor
Gerace, William
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Physics
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3275762
ProQuest document ID
304849683
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304849683
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