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Investigating Students’ Conceptions of Some Electricity Concepts

Author(s): Esra Bilal | Mustafa Erol

Journal: Latin-American Journal of Physics Education
ISSN 1870-9095

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Keywords: Physics Education | Conception | Electricity.

AbstractThe aim of this study is to determine university students’ conceptions about some electricity concepts. The data wereobtained from 177 undergraduate students by means of a concept test developed by the researchers. The concept test isnamed as Electricity Concept Test (ECT) consisting of eight sub-topics and including 23 two-tier conceptualquestions. In the first tier, the students are supposed to select correct choice out of four and in the second tier, thestudents are asked to write their reasoning. Answering percentages of the participants are analyzed and understandinglevels for every question which is extracted from their full reasoning were determined. The results have shown thatstudents have some common misconceptions. Finally further suggestions were presented.
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