Four-Tier Heat and Temperature Diagnostic Test (4T-HTDT) to Identify Student Misconceptions


  • Moh. Irma Sukarelawan Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Sriyanto Sriyanto SMAN 2 Bantul
  • Ariati Dina Puspitasari Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Dwi Sulisworo Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
  • Ulfiana Nurul Hikmah Universitas Ahmad Dahlan



alternative conception, heat and temperature, misconception, four-tier diagnostic test


There are limited studies on the diagnosis of heat and temperature misconceptions using a four-tier instrument diagnostic test. Therefore, this study aims to identify misconceptions in heat and temperature material. The survey research was conducted on 164 students at SMAN 2 Bantul. Students were selected using a convenience sampling technique. Identification of student misconceptions using the Four Tier Heat and Temperature Diagnostic Test (4T-HTDT). Students' conceptual understanding is calculated using the percentage technique. The results of this study indicate that there are still many students who have misconceptions on the concept of "heat-temperature as an extensive quantity" and "heat-temperature depends on material objects". The findings are expected to be a strategic step for designing appropriate remedial teaching.


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How to Cite

Sukarelawan, M. I., Sriyanto, S., Puspitasari, A. D., Sulisworo, D., & Hikmah, U. N. (2021). Four-Tier Heat and Temperature Diagnostic Test (4T-HTDT) to Identify Student Misconceptions. JIPFRI (Jurnal Inovasi Pendidikan Fisika Dan Riset Ilmiah), 5(1), 1–8.



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