Thermal and Transport Concept Inventory

Thermal and Transport Concept Inventory

Faculty and students use the Thermal and Transport concept inventory (TTCI) assessment instrument to identify fundamental misconceptions about heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics in engineering students. The TTCI consists of about 20-25 questions each in these domains and is focused on misconceptions identified in a 3-round Delphi study performed in 2004. The instrument has undergone extensive development and psychometric analysis, reported in several papers here.

The current version of the instrument (version 3.04) is available for use by qualified engineering instructors. You may obtain a password to access the questions by sending an email to Dr. Ron Miller explaining the course(s) in which you’d like to use the instrument. All data collected for your students will be provided for your use and will also be included in an expanding TTCI database for use by researchers in conceptual change and concept inventory instrument development.

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