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Examining students' understanding of electrical circuits through multiple-choice testing and interviews

Examining students' understanding of electrical circuits through multiple-choice testing and interviews

Research has shown that high school and university students have misconceptions about direct current resistive electric circuits. At present, there are no standard diagnostic examinations in electric circuits. Such an instrument would be useful in determining what conceptual problems students have before or after instruction. The information provided by the exam can be used by classroom instructors to evaluate their instructional methods and the...

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