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Authors: Brückner, Sebastian
Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga
Küchemann, Stefan
Klein, Pascal
Kuhn, Jochen
Title: Changes in students’ understanding of and visual attention on digitally represented graphs across two domains in higher education : a postreplication study
Online publication date: 21-Oct-2020
Language: english
Abstract: Domain-specific understanding of digitally represented graphs is necessary for successful learning within and across domains in higher education. Two recent studies conducted a cross-sectional analysis of graph understanding in different contexts (physics and finance), task concepts, and question types among students of physics, psychology, and economics. However, neither changes in graph processing nor changes in test scores over the course of one semester have been sufficiently researched so far. This eye-tracking replication study with a pretest–posttest design examines and contrasts changes in physics and economics students’ understanding of linear physics and finance graphs. It analyzes the relations between changes in students’ gaze behavior regarding relevant graph areas, scores, and self-reported task-related confidence. The results indicate domain-specific, context- and concept-related differences in the development of graph understanding over the first semester, as well as its successful transferability across the different contexts and concepts. Specifically, we discovered a tendency of physics students to develop a task-independent overconfidence in the graph understanding during the first semester.
DDC: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
300 Social sciences
330 Wirtschaft
330 Economics
370 Erziehung
370 Education
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 03 Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Frontiers in psychology
Pages or article number: Art. 2090
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Publisher place: Lausanne
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 1664-1078
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Publisher DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02090
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