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American Journal of Physics
written by Rebecca Lippmann Kung
For students to successfully complete an experiment, they must have an understanding of measurement and its related uncertainty. We argue for teaching the concepts of measurement and not only the calculations. An example of a concepts-based laboratory course is given, outlining the concepts presented, the design of the laboratory time, and the laboratory tasks. The concepts are briefly described and two often-overlooked concepts, predictive versus descriptive questions and internal versus external variation, are explained. Our survey results show that the fraction of students using range and not just average when comparing two data sets approximately doubled after instruction.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 73, Issue 8, Pages 771-777
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© 2005 American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/1.1881253
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R. Kung, Am. J. Phys. 73 (8), 771 (2005), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1881253).
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R. Kung, Teaching the concepts of measurement: An example of a concept-based laboratory course, Am. J. Phys. 73 (8), 771 (2005), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1881253>.
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Kung, R. (2005, August 1). Teaching the concepts of measurement: An example of a concept-based laboratory course. Am. J. Phys., 73(8), 771-777. Retrieved June 18, 2019, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1881253
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Kung, Rebecca Lippmann. "Teaching the concepts of measurement: An example of a concept-based laboratory course." Am. J. Phys. 73, no. 8, (August 1, 2005): 771-777, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1881253 (accessed 18 June 2019).
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Kung, Rebecca Lippmann. "Teaching the concepts of measurement: An example of a concept-based laboratory course." Am. J. Phys. 73.8 (2005): 771-777. 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1881253>.
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