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Effects of Belief Bias on Student Reasoning from Data Tables

Effects of Belief Bias on Student Reasoning from Data Tables

This study explores both studentsÔøΩ ability to make valid inferences from data tables and the effect of studentsÔøΩ prior beliefs on that ability. Over 300 introductory physics students participated in one of two experimental conditions. In both conditions, the data filling the tables was identical; however, in the first condition, the tables were presented within a familiar physical context, a method well known to elicit incorrect prior...

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