Assessing Expertise in Introductory Physics Using Categorization Task

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Mason, Andrew ; Singh, Chandralekha (2016)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Journal: Physical Review Special Topics. Physics Education Research (issn: 1554-9178)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.7.020110
  • Subject: Special aspects of education | Physics - Physics Education | LC8-6691
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

The ability to categorize problems based upon underlying principles, rather than surface features or contexts, is considered one of several proxy predictors of expertise in problem solving. With inspiration from the classic study by Chi, Feltovich, and Glaser, we assess... View more
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