Title

Data analysis in physics examination

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Education

RAS ID

3920

Comments

Originally published as: Forster, P. A. (2005). Data analysis in physics examination. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 36(4), 317-331. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper presents a critical analysis of data analysis requirements in physics tertiary entrance examinations. The setting is Western Australia. Common aspects of the questions asked over 14 years and changes in the questions since a major syllabus reform are identified. Similar changes in other jurisdictions are referenced. The data analysis questions reflect minimally the changes in emphasis in the reform syllabus. They imply science is unassailable laws and not science is inquiry.

DOI

10.1080/00207390512331325923

Access Rights

free_to_read

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1080/00207390512331325923