Graph Representation of Multiple Misconceptions

  • Sylvia Encheva
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 701)


Subject-related misconceptions take place at nearly all levels of education where the process of identifying and overcoming them is most of the time quite laborious. The majority of related research is addressing single misconceptions in particular subjects. In this paper, we propose a graphical representation of interrelations among multiple misconceptions indicated by test results. Appropriate actions based on tests outcomes implying misconceptions are also suggested.


Misconceptions Test outcomes Graphical representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesHaugesundNorway

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