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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorDelain, Kisha Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-03T17:56:37Z
dc.date.available2016-01-03T17:56:37Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9250en
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses a pilot program using real data from our university telescope in laboratory exercises with our students at the University of St. Thomas. In this paper, I evaluate the effectiveness of these labs and their impact on student attitudes using standardized learning assessments combined with student interviews and surveys. One hundred and sixteen undergraduate students enrolled our fall introductory astronomy course completed our newly developed exercises as a normal part of the laboratory portion of the introductory astronomy course, with comparison groups utilizing "canned" or simulated data. Student attitudes improved in the treatment group more than in the comparison group in both questions of interest: how students feel about science, and whether or not students feel they can do science. In addition, student content knowledge gains are about 10% higher in treatment groups than in comparison groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshAstronomy.en
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher.en
dc.titleThe impact of integrated telescope use on attitudes and conceptual understanding of introductory astronomy studentsen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 by Kisha Marie Delain.en
thesis.catalog.ckey2911033en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor (chairperson); Eric Brunsell; Greg Francis.en
thesis.degree.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage63en
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US
mus.data.thumbpage12en


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