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Abstract Title: The influence of theoretical frameworks on researchers' attitudes towards students
Abstract: Education research is highly value laden. [1] This session focuses on the issue of respect for the subjects of research, for instance students. Theoretical frameworks in education can influence which data is collected and analyzed, as well as how that data is interpreted.  We assert that both theories and methods in education research entail a variety of values, and hence attitudes toward students. We will ask: how do theoretical frameworks in PER align with our morals and personal values? And, how might morals and personal values influence our choice of theoretical framework? The presenters will illuminate and confront the relationship between their personal values and research, particularly attitudes toward and treatment of students.

1. Scientific Research in Education, NRC (2002)
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster Session

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Renee Michelle Goertzen
Florida International University
Department of Physics
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-7683
and Co-Presenter(s)
Noah Podolefsky, University of Colorado, Boulder

Targeted Poster Session Specific Information

Poster 1 Title: Dignifying the human condition. How PhET sim design respects student agency.
Poster 1 Authors: Noah Podolefsky, University of Colorado, Boulder
Poster 2 Title: Viewing the assessment of instructional reform through the eyes of the stakeholders
Poster 2 Authors: Mel Sabella, Department of Physics, Chicago State University
Poster 3 Title: A resource framework can support a respectful perspective towards TAs
Poster 3 Authors: Renee Michelle Goertzen, Department of Physics, Florida International University
Rachel E. Scherr, Department of Physics, Seattle Pacific University
Andrew Elby, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park