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Eye-Movement Study of Mechanics Problem Solving Using Multimodal Options (2020)

Viiri, J., Kilpeläinen, J., Kekule, M., Ohno, E., & Hautala, J. (2020). Eye-Movement Study of Mechanics Problem Solving Using Multimodal Options. In J. Guisasola, & K. Zuza (Eds.), Research and Innovation in Physics Education : Two Sides of the Same Coin (pp. 145-154). Springer. Challenges in Physics Education, 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51182-1_12

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Publication details

All authors or editorsViiri, Jouni; Kilpeläinen, Jasmin; Kekule, Martina; Ohno, Eizo; Hautala, Jarkko

Parent publicationResearch and Innovation in Physics Education : Two Sides of the Same Coin

Parent publication editorsGuisasola, Jenaro; Zuza, Kristina



Journal or seriesChallenges in Physics Education



Publication year2020

Number in series1

Pages range145-154

Number of pages in the book247


Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72235


We used an eye-tracking method to investigate students’ approaches to solving a physics task using various representations. Eight upper-secondary school students from Finland took part in the study. We found that students who preferred either the text or graph representations watched the options differently, but they used both representations to be sure of their solution. Transitions between text and graph alternatives were different for students preferring either text or graph representations. Interviews revealed typical misconceptions about the concept of force. Implications for physics instruction are presented.

Keywordsphysics teachersphysicsteaching and instructionlearning

Free keywordsphysics education research concepts in physics; teaching and learning physics

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating2

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