An Assessment of Introductory Physics Students’ Understanding of Measurement Uncertainty

8/27/99


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Table of Contents

An Assessment of Introductory Physics Students’ Understanding of Measurement Uncertainty

Motivation for Uncertainty Analysis

Research Questions

Research Data Sources

Primary Student Difficulties (top 10 list based on importance and frequency of occurrence)

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What makes one measurement more precise than another?

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“It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.”

Further Study

Implications for Educators

Author: Scaleup-24

Email: Duane_Deardorff@ncsu.edu

Home Page: www.ncsu.edu/PER

Other information:
AAPT summer 1999 meeting, San Antonio