A profile of the engineering students’ conceptual understanding on electricity / Nazlinda Abdullah

Abdullah, Nazlinda (2014) A profile of the engineering students’ conceptual understanding on electricity / Nazlinda Abdullah. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IPSis Biannual Publication, 6 (6). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


This study aimed in revalidating a reliable diagnostic instrument on electricity which emphasized on parallel resistors. At the same time, it has also established an academic profile of the engineering students’ conceptual understanding on electricity; examined the difficulty and discrimination level of the items and assessed the students’ conception and misconceptions on electricity. Five intact classes chosen by cluster sampling from fifteen existing classes of PHY193 were involved in this study, namely the second semester engineering students undergoing a Diploma in Engineering program. The respondents comprised 102 engineering students with 56 from the Electrical Engineering group, 28 from the Mechanical Engineering and 18 Civil Engineering students studying in a local university. The descriptive approach was used in this study, aimed at addressing the four research questions which examined the academic profiles of the engineering students’ conceptual understanding on electricity, analyzed the validity and reliability of the instrument PCCUT (Parallel Circuit Conceptual Understanding Test, PCCUT), assessed the items’ difficulty and discriminating levels and the students’ conceptions and misconceptions on electricity.


Item Type: Book Section
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Abdullah, NazlindaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Dissertations, Academic. Preparation of theses > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 6
Number: 6
Item ID: 19669
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; engineering students’ conceptual understanding
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/19669



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