We investigate the difference in persistence between male and female students while taking a physics course. We collected the data from three consecutive workshops on various topics of physics. After plotting the number of participations against the number of days attended, we calculate the decay rates for both male and female students on each workshop and compared them on a bar diagram. The comparative bar diagram of decay rates clearly shows that the decay rates of male students were significantly higher than that of female students. This leads us to the conclusion that the female students are more persistent than male students while taking a physics course.
Category: Education and Didactics