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2020-02-11Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/educsci10020036
Measuring Characteristics of Explanations with Element Maps
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Steffen
dc.contributor.authorKok, Karel
dc.contributor.authorPriemer, Burkhard
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-30T08:45:28Z
dc.date.available2020-09-30T08:45:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-11none
dc.date.updated2020-03-05T16:07:56Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/22666
dc.description.abstractWhat are the structural characteristics of written scientific explanations that make them good? This is often difficult to measure. One approach to describing and analyzing structures is to employ network theory. With this research, we aim to describe the elementary structure of written explanations, their qualities, and the differences between those made by experts and students. We do this by converting written explanations into networks called element maps and measure their characteristics: size, the ratio of diameter to size, and betweenness centrality. Our results indicate that experts give longer explanations with more intertwinement, organized around a few central key elements. Students’ explanations vary widely in size, are less intertwined, and often lack a focus around key elements. We have successfully identified and quantified the characteristics that can be a starting point for guiding students towards generating expert-like written explanations.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectelement mapseng
dc.subjectexpertiseeng
dc.subjectexplanationseng
dc.subjectnetworkseng
dc.subjectoptics phenomenaeng
dc.subject.ddc370 Bildung und Erziehungnone
dc.titleMeasuring Characteristics of Explanations with Element Mapsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/22666-4
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/educsci10020036none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/21987
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleEducation Sciencesnone
local.edoc.pages13none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBaselnone
local.edoc.container-volume10none
local.edoc.container-issue2none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber36none
dc.identifier.eissn2227-7102
local.edoc.affiliationWagner, Steffen; Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany, steffen.wagner@physik.hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationKok, Karel; Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany, karel.kok@physik.hu-berlin.denone
local.edoc.affiliationPriemer, Burkhard; Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany, priemer@physik.hu-berlin.denone

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