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PERC 2009 Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the 2009 PER Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the abstract list, or search the abstracts here.

  Name Primary Contact Abstract Type
  Influence of the Scientific Reasoning on College Students' Physics Learning Alarcon, Hugo Contributed Poster
  Measuring Students’ Beliefs about Physics in Saudi Arabia Alhadlaq, Hisham A. Contributed Poster
  The “RIPL” Effect on Learning Gains in Lecture at Appalachian State Allen, Patricia E. Contributed Poster
  Learning about Student Learning in Intermediate Mechanics: Using Research to Improve Instruction Ambrose, Bradley Targeted Poster
  The Effect of Classroom Diversity on Conceptual Learning in Physics Antimirova, Tetyana Contributed Poster
  Newton's Third Law in Middle School Aubrecht, Gordon Contributed Poster
  Understanding and Teaching Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Courses Baily, Charles Contributed Poster
  What Do A Students Learn that D Students Don't? Barrantes, Analia Targeted Poster
  What Do Seniors Remember from Freshman Physics? Barrantes, Analia Targeted Poster
  Seeing Inquiry in the Classroom From Multiple Perspectives Bartiromo, Tara Contributed Poster
  Reaching Students through Informal Science Education Bartley, Jessica Contributed Poster
  Examining Change Strategies in University STEM Education Beach, Andrea Contributed Poster
  Modeling the Creation of Procedural Resources Black, Katrina Contributed Poster
  Resilience of Astronomy Misconceptions Blue, Jennifer Contributed Poster
  Student Perceptions of an Introductory Laboratory Course Blue, Jennifer Contributed Poster
  PUM: Developing Reasoning Skills in the First Physics Courses Brahmia, Suzanne White Contributed Poster
  Investigating Student Communities with Network Analysis of Interactions in a Physics Learning Center Brewe, Eric Contributed Poster
  Moving Beyond the Classroom: Socio-cultural Motivation for Expanding the Unit of Analysis Brewe, Eric Targeted Poster
  Nonlinear Development of Newtonian Concepts Camp, Paul J. Contributed Poster
  Comparing the Effect of Simulations and Hands-on Activities on Student Learning* Carmichael, Adrian Contributed Poster
  Comparing the Effect of Simulations and Hands on Activities on Student Learning* Carmichael, Adrian Contributed Poster
  Maple as a Learning Tool in an Introductory Physics Course Carvalho, Juliana Contributed Poster
  Promoting Conceptual Change and Development of Collective Responsibility Charles, Elizabeth S. Targeted Poster
  Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The CO Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic Chasteen, Stephanie V. Contributed Poster
  Does the Teaching/Learning Interview Provide an Accurate Snapshot of Classroom Learning?* Chini, Jacquelyn J. Contributed Poster
  Probing Student Understanding of Cosmology Cochran, Geraldine Contributed Poster
  Addressing Barriers to Conceptual Understanding in IE Physics Courses Coletta, Vincent Contributed Poster
  The Relative Effectiveness of an Interactive Teaching Approach Using PDAs as Interaction Tool* Corpuz, Edgar de Guzman Contributed Poster
  Students’ Perceptions about PDAs as Interaction Tool in a Predominantly Hispanic Classroom* Corpuz, Edgar de Guzman Contributed Poster
  Revising Lab Materials to Address Difficulties with Electric Circuits Crema, Rebecca Contributed Poster
  The Effect of Representations on Student Understanding of Motion D'Angelo, Cynthia Contributed Poster
  Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of College Physics Instructors: Results of a National Survey Dancy, Melissa Contributed Poster
  Open Online Physics Homework Forums De Sande, Brett van Contributed Poster
  Promoting Productive Communities of Practice: An Instructor's Perspective Demaree, Dedra Contributed Poster
  Active Learning of Physics by Modeling Didis, Nilufer Contributed Poster
  Conceptually Scaffolded Problem Solving Ding, Lin Contributed Poster
  Assessment of Student Problem Solving Processes Docktor, Jennifer Targeted Poster
  Faculty Disagreement about the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics Dubson, Michael Contributed Poster
  The Biology of Physics: What the Brain Reveals about Our Understanding of the Physical World Dunbar, Kevin Niall Invited Talk
  Searching for "Preparation for Future Learning" Transfer in Physics Etkina, Eugenia Contributed Poster
  Building a Professional Learning Community of Physics Teachers Etkina, Eugenia Targeted Poster
  Broadening Our Lens: Socio-Cultural Perspectives in PER (Part I: Artifacts and Mediation) Finkelstein, Noah Targeted Poster Session
  Broadening Our Lens: Socio-Cultural Perspectives in PER (Part II: Communities & Social Interaction) Finkelstein, Noah Targeted Poster Session
  Our Classrooms as Cultural Systems: An Examination of Social and Cultural Influences in Two Educational Environments Finkelstein, Noah Targeted Poster
  Broadening Our Lens: Introduction to the Sessions Finkelstein, Noah D. Targeted Poster
  How Do Tutorial TAs Set the Tone for Their Students? Goertzen, Renee Michelle Contributed Poster
  Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Their Assessment Goldhaber, Steve Contributed Poster
  Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Teaching and Learning Gray, Kara E. Contributed Poster
  The Influence of Tablet PCs on Students’ Use of Multiple Representations in Lab Reports Guelman, Clarisa Bercovich Contributed Poster
  Protocol for Analysis of Content Questions Haghanikar, Mojgan Matloob Contributed Poster
  Developing Pedagogically-Relevant Physics Content Knowledge through Asynchronous Online Discussions Harlow, Danielle Boyd Contributed Poster
  Exploring Student Consistency in Vector Addition Method Choices Hawkins, Jeffrey Contributed Poster
  The Impact of Physics Education Research on the Teaching of Introductory Quantitative Physics Henderson, Charles Contributed Poster
  Quiz Corrections: Improving Learning by Encouraging Students to Reflect on Their Mistakes Henderson, Charles Targeted Poster
  Undergraduate Engineers' Sense-making of Mathematics Hull, Mike Contributed Poster
  Effects of Single Sex Lab Groups on Physics Self-efficacy, Behavior, and Academic Performance Hunt, Gary Contributed Poster
  Measuring Science Teacher Knowledge: Domain-General or Domain-Specific? III, Robert M. Talbot Contributed Poster
  Effect of Peer Instruction on Student Conceptual Understanding: a Systematic Review of Literature Ibrahim, Ahmed Contributed Poster
  Instructional Innovations in Physics and Their Effects on Student Learning Iverson, Heidi Contributed Poster
  Moving Towards PBL & PI - A Canadian-Indian Partnership Jaffer, Karim Contributed Poster
  PER in Early Grades: Introducing the Tools of Physicists to Young Children Kahn, Jason Contributed Poster
  Where Do the Student Conceptions Come from? Light and Optics Case Kaltakci, Derya Cancelled Round Table Discussion
  Diagnosing Student Conceptions with a Cross Paradigm Method Kaltakci, Derya Cancelled Contributed Poster
  Introductory Physics Gender Gaps: Pre- and Post-Studio Transition Kohl, Patrick Contributed Poster
  Unpacking Gender Differences in Students' Perceived Experiences in Introductory Physics Kost, Lauren Contributed Poster
  PER – Community Enhancing Network for Teaching, Research and Learning Kuo, H. Vincent Contributed Poster
  When Talking is Better than Keeping Quiet Lasry, Nathaniel Contributed Poster
  Relationships across Communities of Practice Pertaining to Student Physics Learning Li, Sissi L. Contributed Poster
  Communicating across Paradigms: Boundary-Crossing in an Interdisciplinary World Libarkin, Julie Contributed Poster
  Categorization of Quantum Mechanics Problems by Professors and Students Lin, Shih-Yin Contributed Poster
  Locus of Authority in Learning, Teaching, and Research. Lin, Yuhfen Contributed Poster
  Student Understanding of Basic Probability Concepts in an Upper-Division Thermal Physics Course Loverude, Michael Contributed Poster
  Usage of the Term "Force," Reasoning Ability, and FCI Performance Maier, Steven J. Contributed Poster
  Cognitive Development at the Middle-division Level Manogue, Corinne A. Targeted Poster
  Research Projects in Introductory Physics: Impacts on Student Learning and Attitudes Martinuk, Mathew "Sandy" Contributed Poster
  Development of an Assessment of Textbook Problem-Solving Ability Marx, Jeff Contributed Poster
  Self-diagnosis, Scaffolding and Transfer: A Tale of Two Problems Mason, Andrew Targeted Poster
  Do Advanced Students Learn from Their Mistakes without Explicit Intervention? Mason, Andrew J. Contributed Poster
  Using Similarity Rating Tasks to Assess Case Reuse in Problem Solving* Mateycik, Fran Contributed Poster
  Learning to Teach Science through Informal Science Education Experiences Mayhew, Laurel M. Contributed Poster
  Applying Knowledge in New Contexts: A Comparison of Pre- and Post-Instruction Students McBride, Dyan L. Contributed Poster
  Observations of General Learning Patterns in an Upper-Level Thermal Physics Course Meltzer, David E. Targeted Poster
  Methods and Experimental Designs in Cognitive Studies Mestre, Jose P. Workshop
  Technology as a Lens for Examining Instructor’s Pedagogical Content Knowledge Milner-Bolotin, Marina Contributed Poster
  Conceptual Difficulties with Binomial Distributions in Statistical Physics Mountcastle, Donald B. Contributed Poster
  Identifying Student Difficulties with Pressure in a Fluid Moyer, Adam Contributed Poster
  Probing Student Understanding of Resonance* Murphy, Sytil K. Contributed Poster
  Joint Engineering and Physics Education Research Projects – Should there be more of them? Nagle, Katie Contributed Poster
  Online Data Collection and Analysis in Introductory Physics Nakamura, Chris M. Contributed Poster
  The Examination of Beginning Secondary Physics Teachers’ PCK through Two Different Research Lenses Neakrase, Jennifer J. Contributed Poster
  Facilitating Students' Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations* Nguyen, Dong-Hai Contributed Poster
  Evolution of Socio-Cultural Perspectives in My Research Otero, Valerie Targeted Poster
  Qualitative Research Methods Otero, Valerie K. Workshop
  PhET Simulations: Should We Show the Invisible? Paulson, Archie Contributed Poster
  Modeling Applied to Problem Solving Pawl, Andrew Targeted Poster
  Using Clickers in Upper-division Physics Courses: What do Students Think? Perkins, Katherine Contributed Poster
  Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations Podolefsky, Noah Contributed Poster
  Computer Simulations to Classrooms: Cultural Tools for Learning Physics Podolefsky, Noah Targeted Poster
  Longer Term Impacts of Transformed Courses on Student Conceptual Understanding of E&M Pollock, Steven Contributed Poster
  A Research-based Approach to Transforming Upper-division Electricity & Magnetism I Pollock, Steven Targeted Poster
  Bridging Cognitive and Neural Aspects of Classroom Learning Posner, Michael Invited Talk
  How Tools Shape Classroom Practices and Collaboration: Examples from Introductory Physics Classes Using Tablet PCs Price, Edward Targeted Poster
  Foundations of Course Reform for Introductory Physics Pritchard, David E. Targeted Poster Session
  Addressing the Shortcomings of a Textbook with a Supplemental Wiki Pritchard, David E. Contributed Poster
  What Else (Besides the Syllabus) Should Students Learn in Introductory Physics? Pritchard, David E. Targeted Poster
  PER in Polynesia Pyper, Brian A Contributed Poster
  In-Service Science Teachers' Newtonian Conceptual Understanding before & after a One-Week Workshop Ramlo, Susan Contributed Poster
  Can We Assess Efficiency and Innovation in Transfer?* Rebello, N. Sanjay Contributed Poster
  Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs Rodriguez, Idaykis Contributed Poster
  Modeling Student Conceptual Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration Rosenblatt, Rebecca Contributed Poster
  Comparing Experts and Novices in Solving Electrical Circuits Problems with the Help of Eye Tracking Rosengrant, David Contributed Poster
  The Effect of Inquiry-Based Early Field Experience on Pre-Service Teachers Understanding & Attitudes Sadaghiani, Homeyra Contributed Poster
  Using Multimedia Learning Modules (MLM) as Part of a Hybrid Course in Electricity and Magnetism Sadaghiani, Homeyra Contributed Poster
  Computational Physics Undergraduate Research Experience (A Case Study) Sadaghiani, Homeyra Contributed Poster
  Students' Perceptions of a Self-Diagnosis Task Safadi, Rafi' Targeted Poster
  Take My Survey, Please!: Comparison of Survey Response Rates Across Four Administration Factors Samuels, Natan Contributed Poster
  Using Quantitative Demonstrations to Improve Student Understanding of Collisions Sawadthaisong, Nattakit Contributed Poster
  I Think I Can: Investigating the Impact of Physics Problem Solving on Student Self-efficacy* Sawtelle, Vashti Contributed Poster
  Student Understanding of Vector Products Sayre, Eleanor Contributed Poster
  Tracking Epistemological Changes throughout a Three-Course Sequence Sayre, Eleanor Contributed Poster
  Student Difficulties with the Direction of Magnetic Force on a Charged Particle Scaife, Thomas M. Contributed Poster
  Long-term Observation in Middle School Astronomy Schmitt, Bill Contributed Poster
  Cognition of an Expert Tackling an Unfamiliar Conceptual Physics Problem Schuster, David Round Table Discussion
  Moving Between Discourses: From Learning-as-acquisition to Learning-as-participation Sfard, Anna Invited Talk
  The Use of Design-Based Research and Practitioner (Action) Research in Physics Education Research Sharma, Manjula Contributed Poster
  Relations between Cognitive and Affective Factors in Predicting Performance in Introductory Science Shaw, Kimberly A. Contributed Poster
  Using Cognitive Apprenticeship Framework and Multiple-Possibility Problems to Enhance Epistemic Cog Shekoyan, Vazgen Contributed Poster
  Describing Student Approaches to Laboratory Activities: Epistemology in a Reformed Lab Setting Shubert, Christopher W. Contributed Poster
  Comparing Problem Solving Attitudes of Introductory Students, Physics Graduate Students and Faculty Singh, Chandralekha Contributed Poster
  Cognitive Issues in Developing Curriculum for Upper-Level Physics Courses Singh, Chandralekha Targeted Poster Session
  Cognitive Issues and Appraoches to Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics Singh, Chandralekha Targeted Poster
  Categorization of Problems to Assess and Improve Student Proficiency as Teacher and Learner Singh, Chandralekha Targeted Poster
  How Do Students Process a Worked Example? Smith, Adam D. Contributed Poster
  Addressing student difficulties considering entropy and heat engines Smith, Trevor I. Contributed Poster
  A Study of Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conceptions of Teaching Spike, Benjamin T. Contributed Poster
  Using Cluster Analysis to Group Student Responses on the FMCE Springuel, R. Padraic Contributed Poster
  Comparing Cluster Analysis and Traditional Analysis Methods in PER: More Data Springuel, R. Padraic Contributed Poster
  Pedagogical Approaches for Enhancing Cognitive Development in Introductory Physics Teodorescu, Raluca Contributed Poster
  Towards Understanding Classroom Culture: Students' Perceptions of Tutorials Turpen, Chandra Contributed Poster
  Using Item Response Models to Build a Hierarchy of Concepts and Gauge Instructional Effectiveness Van Wieren, Douglas Contributed Poster
  Identifying Student Difficulties with Density and Buoyancy Wagner, DJ Contributed Poster
  An Assessment Design Rubric for a Reformed Introductory Physics Curriculum Wampler, Wendi Contributed Poster
  Time-Series Analysis: Detecting & Measuring Structural Changes in Knowledge Warren, Aaron R. Contributed Poster
  Why Must Bulb Touch Battery? Interpretations of Fourth Graders' Thinking Winters, Victoria Contributed Poster
  Comparing Three Methods for Teaching Newton's Second Law Wittmann, Michael C. Contributed Poster
  Are Students' Responses to Surveys and Their Behaviors Consistent? Wutchana, Umporn Contributed Poster
  Negotiating Meaning: The Role of Assessment Rubrics and Diagnostic Guidelines Yerushalmi, Edit Targeted Poster Session
  Self-Diagnosis, Scaffolding and Transfer in Introductory Physics Yerushalmi, Edit Contributed Poster
  Investigation of Students’ Alternative Conceptions of Vector Direction with Mexican Students Zavala, Genaro Contributed Poster
  Understanding Graphs with and without Context: Testing an Instrument Zavala, Genaro Contributed Poster
  Improving Student Understanding of Stern Gerlach Experiment Zhu, Guangtian Contributed Poster
  Causality in Pieces: The Construction of Causal Schemes diSessa, Andrea Invited Talk