Developing a Coding Scheme
AAPT Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2005 (Contributed Talk)
Video can be a powerful tool for examining student interactions in physics classes, but to go beyond anecdotal evidence, a coding scheme is needed to guide a systematic examination of video data. The Physics Education Research group at UIUC is developing a coding scheme to analyze collaborative problem solving in Physics 100, an 8-week course designed to prepare students to begin the calculus-based introductory physics sequence. The coding scheme as well as the process behind its development will be discussed, and a short video clip will be shown to demonstrate the use of the coding scheme on our data.