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Use of the Computer for Research on Student Thinking in Physics


American Journal of Physics Volume 64, Number 5, ISSN 0002-9505


Describes using computer-based interviews as a research technique for investigating how students think about physics. One program called Graphs and Tracks, designed for use as an instructional aid, displays motions of a ball rolling along a track. Another program called Atwood, requires students to predict effects on motion or graphs of motion. (Author/MKR)


Grayson, D.J. & McDermott, L.C. (1996). Use of the Computer for Research on Student Thinking in Physics. American Journal of Physics, 64(5), 557. Retrieved February 18, 2020 from .

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