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Authors

George E. Davis

Document Type

Research

Abstract

353 reports, written by 33 students in three laboratory sections of junior physics, were graded as to neatness. The average neatness grade and the term laboratory grade for each student were used in a correlation study. For each of the three laboratory sections the correlation coefficient was positive. The coefficient for all 33 students was + 0.27. Although the number of students graded was small, we may conclude that in general we may expect neatness and high grades in physics to be associated. Exceptions to the rule and a low correlation coefficient both definitely indicate that neatness of written reports cannot alone be relied upon as an index of scholarship in physics.

Publication Date

1927

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

278

Last Page

278

Copyright

© Copyright 1927 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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