What Are They Thinking? Automated Analysis of Student Writing about Acid–Base Chemistry in Introductory Biology

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Students' writing can provide better insight into their thinking than can multiple-choice questions. However, resource constraints often prevent faculty from using writing assessments in large undergraduate science courses. We investigated the use of computer software to analyze student writing and to uncover student ideas about chemistry in an introductory… (More)
DOI: 10.1187/cbe.11-08-0084

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