Investigating and Improving Synthesis Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Physics via Analogical Reasoning

Principal Investigator: 
Project Overview
Background & Purpose: 

This project proposes to investigate and improve student skills in solving synthesis problems in introductory physics, that is: problems that require a joint application of multiple physics concepts including those that are taught in different chapters or at significantly different times in the course.

Setting: 

The Ohio State University
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Design: 

The project uses a comparative and cross-sectional research design. Original data are being collected on undergraduate STEM students using assessments of learning and survey research [paper & pencil, online, face-to-face].

Findings: 

Findings will be posted as they become available.

Other Products: 

Physics synthesis problems that can be useful for introductory physics courses.