The Resource Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics, Rachel Clara Smith

Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics, Rachel Clara Smith

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Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics
Title
Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Clara Smith
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Author
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The field of physics is heavily male dominated in America. Thus, half of the population of our country is underrepresented and underserved. The identification of factors that contribute to gender disparity in physics is necessary for educators to address the individual needs of students, and, in particular, the separate and specific needs of female students. In an effort to determine if any correlations could be established or strengthened between sex, gender identity, social network, algebra skill, scientific reasoning ability, and/or student attitude, a study was performed on a group of 82 students in an introductory algebra based physics course. The subjects each filled out a survey at the beginning of the semester of their first semester of algebra based physics. They filled out another survey at the end of that same semester. These surveys included physics content pretests and posttests, as well as questions about the students' habits, attitudes, and social networks. Correlates of posttest score were identified, in order of significance, as pretest score, emphasis on conceptual learning, preference for male friends, number of siblings (negatively correlated), motivation in physics, algebra score, and parents' combined education level. Number of siblings was also found to negatively correlate with, in order of significance, gender identity, preference for male friends, emphasis on conceptual learning, and motivation in physics. Preference for male friends was found to correlate with, in order of significance, emphasis on conceptual learning, gender identity, and algebra score. Also, gender identity was found to correlate with emphasis on conceptual learning, the strongest predictor of posttest score other than pretest score
Cataloging source
UMK
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1984-
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Smith, Rachel Clara
Degree
M.S. (Dept. of Physics).
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Stoddard, Elizabeth P.
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Sex differences in education
Label
Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics, Rachel Clara Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Physics."
  • Advisor: Elizabeth Stoddard
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Methodology -- Results and discussion -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Items included on survey
Control code
858876479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (95 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858876479
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Correlates of gender and achievement in introductory algebra based physics, Rachel Clara Smith
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Physics."
  • Advisor: Elizabeth Stoddard
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-81)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Methodology -- Results and discussion -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Items included on survey
Control code
858876479
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (95 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858876479
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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