Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5987
Title: DC circuits: I. Evidence for fine grained contextual dependence*
Authors: John, lgnatius 
Allie, Saalih 
Keywords: Context;DC circuits;Resistive elements
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: European Journal of Physics
Abstract: This is the first part of a broader study, exploring the contextual variations of the responses of 149 first year (non-physics major) university students at two South African universities in Cape Town. The data analysis was done in terms of the (i) forced choice responses (FCR), (ii) free written responses and (iii) personal interviews. This paper presents the development of the instrument (aspects of circuits questionnaire, or ACQ) used in the exploratory study and the results obtained from the FCR analysis of 60 students. The results showed that the student responses are triggered by the context framed by the questions and the results obtained from investigations using light bulbs cannot be generalised and may be reinterpreted.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/38/1/015701
http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5987
ISSN: 0143-0807
Appears in Collections:Appsc - Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

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