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PERC 2008 Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the PERC 2008 Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the abstract list, or search the abstracts here.

  Name Primary Contact Abstract Type
  Comparing Student Learning with Multiple Research-Based Conceptual Surveys: CSEM and BEMA Steven Pollock Contributed Poster
  Involving Undergraduate Researchers in PER Mel S. Sabella Contributed Poster
  A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems (TIPP) Raluca E. Teodorescu Contributed Poster
  The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics Lauren Kost Contributed Poster
  What Happens when Students Design Their Own Experiments: Frames, Goals and Strategies Maria Ruibal-Villasenor Contributed Poster
  Analysis of Learning Assistants Views of Teaching and Learning Kara E. Gray Contributed Poster
  Assessing Student Understanding in Upper-Division Undergraduate Electricity & Magnetism I Stephanie V. Chasteen Contributed Poster
  Identification of Specific Cognitive Processes Used for In-Depth Problem Solving Wendy Adams Contributed Poster
  Student Understanding of Quantum Measurement and Uncertainty Charles Baily Contributed Poster
  Research on Student Use of Simulations Archie Paulson Contributed Poster
  Institutionalizing Change: Case Studies & Institutional Analysis of Pedagogical Reform in Intro Phys Chandra Turpen Contributed Poster
  Coupling Conceptual and Quantitative Problems to Develop Student Expertise in Introductory Physics Chandralekha Singh Contributed Poster
  Identifying Differences in Diagnostic Skills between Physics Students: Developing a Rubric Andrew Mason Contributed Poster
  Identifying Differences in Self-Diagnosis with Alternative Scaffolding Edit Yerushalmi Contributed Poster
  What Levels of Guidance Elicit Engaged Exploration with Interactive Simulations? Wendy Adams Contributed Poster
  Developing a Framework for Analyzing Student Summaries of Textbooks Dedra Demaree Contributed Poster
  How TAs Infer Understanding from Student Responses Renee Michelle Goertzen Contributed Poster
  Gender Differences in Student Responses to Peer Instruction Jessica Watkins Contributed Poster
  Gender Differences in Conceptual Physics Lab Technology Dave Van Domelen Contributed Poster
  The Difficulties in Turning Students into Numbers R. Padraic Springuel Contributed Poster
  Student Difficulty with Vector Field Notation in Upper Level E&M Brant Hinrichs Contributed Poster
  Examining the Effectiveness of Clickers on Student Learning by Tracking Student Responses Erica P. Watkins Contributed Poster
  Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM: Preliminary Results from an Interdisciplinary Literature Charles Henderson Contributed Poster
  Assessing Knowledge in a Graduate Course on PER John R. Thompson Contributed Poster
  Assessing the Concepts of Integration and Differentiation in Multivariable Calculus Warren M. Christensen Contributed Poster
  The Specificity Effect: Implications for Transfer in Physics Learning David T. Brookes Contributed Poster
  Targeting Student Success and Retention through Development of Scientific Reasoning Skills Kathleen Koenig Contributed Poster
  Network Analysis of Social Interactions in Laboratories Aaron Warren Contributed Poster
  Applying Successful Techniques to Transform Physics and Astronomy in Urban Classrooms* Sean Gallardo Contributed Poster
  Understanding and Encouraging Effective Collaboration in Introductory Physics Courses [1] Geraldine L. Cochran Contributed Poster
  How Students Delineate "Force" from Other Terminology: Is There Change Following Instruction? Steven J. Maier Contributed Poster
  Using Warrants as a Window to Epistemic Framing Thomas Bing Contributed Poster
  The Role of Inference in the Problem Solving about Friction Cheong Yong Wook Contributed Poster
  Probing Student Online Discussion Behavior with a Course Blog in Introductory Physics Gintaras K. Duda Contributed Poster
  How Abstract is Abstract? Signs, Salience, and Meaning in Physics Noah S. Podolefsky Contributed Poster
  Toward a Comprehensive Picture of Student Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration Rebecca Rosenblatt Contributed Poster
  New Media and Models for Engaging Under-Represented Students in Science Laurel M. Mayhew Contributed Poster
  Mind the Gap Please Vashti Sawtelle Contributed Poster
  Identifying Student Difficulty in Problem Solving Process via the Framework of the House Model(HM) Taejin Byun Contributed Poster
  Student Understanding of P-V Diagrams and Conceptions about Integration Evan B. Pollock Contributed Poster
  Student Response to Instruction: When and How Much? Eleanor C Sayre Contributed Poster
  Assessing Pre-Service Teachers Using an Interview Protocol Based on C-LASS Idaykis Rodriguez Contributed Poster
  Disentangling the Force Concept Inventory Using Latent Class Analysis Ivan Ivanov Contributed Poster
  Assessing the Effect of Single-Concept Clicker Sequences on Students' Learning Lin Ding Contributed Poster
  Ontologies of Physics Concepts: A Toy Model Ayush Gupta Contributed Poster
  Implementing Tutorials in a Statistical Physics Course Hugo Alarcon Contributed Poster
  Interactive Problem Solving Tutorials through Visual Programming Lucian Undreiu Contributed Poster
  Examples of Student Geometric Reasoning in Upper-Division E&M Problems Leonard Cerny Contributed Poster
  Examining Student Responses for Meaningful Understanding in the Context of Wavefront Aberrometry Dyan L. McBride Contributed Poster
  Preliminary Study of Impulse-Momentum Diagrams David Rosengrant Contributed Poster
  Impact of the FIU PhysTEC Reform of Introductory Physics Labs Leanne Wells Contributed Poster
  The Roles of Evidence in Scientific Argument Leslie Atkins Contributed Poster
  How Differentials are Taught in Mathematics and Used in Physics Angeles Dominguez Contributed Poster
  Evaluation of Instruction Using the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Mexico Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Implementing Tutorials in Introductory Physics in an International Context: The Effect of Language Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Tutorials in Introductory Physics: A Mexican Experience Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  An Investigation of the Concept of Vectors with College Students in Mexico Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  The Dynamics of Small Group Verbal Interaction: A Case Study in Mechanics Problem Solving Sangwoo Ha Contributed Poster
  Identifying and Addressing Partial Differentiation Difficulties in Calculus and Thermodynamics Brandon R. Bucy Contributed Poster
  All Roads Lead to Palinscar and Brown Evan Richards Contributed Poster
  Which One is Right? How Students Choose between Problem Solutions Evan Richards Contributed Poster
  Southwest Ohio Science Institutes: A Partnership Model for Professional Development Jennifer Blue Contributed Poster
  From Physics Major to Physics Teacher and From Elementary Teacher to Elementary Physics Teacher Valerie Otero Contributed Poster
  Reasoning Modes, Knowledge Elements, and Their Interplay in Optics Problem-Solving Adriana Undreiu Contributed Poster
  Curricular Process and Communicative Conception in Physics Education Pavol Tarabek Contributed Poster
  Triangular Model of Concept Structure Pavol Tarabek Contributed Poster
  Resources Students Use to Understand Quantum Mechanical Operators Elizabeth Gire Contributed Poster
  Physics Education Research with Diverse Student Populations Homeyra Sadaghiani Contributed Poster
  Pre-Service Teachers' Conceptual Understanding of and Attitudes toward Physics Stan Jones Contributed Poster
  A Design and Evaluation Study for Teaching Science Safely in South Dakota Cathy Mariotti Ezrailson Contributed Poster
  The Gender Gap on the FCI - Question by Question Richard D. Dietz Contributed Poster
  Archiving Student Solutions with Tablet PCs in a Discussion-Based Introductory Physics Class Edward Price Contributed Poster
  Latent Response Times and Cognitive Processing on the FMCE Scott Bonham Contributed Poster
  An Investigation of Student Ability to Connect Particulate and Macroscopic Representations of a Gas Kereen Monteyne Contributed Poster
  College Students' Lunar Phases Concept Domain Rebecca S. Lindell Contributed Poster
  Studio Physics at the Colorado School of Mines: Studying the Implementation Patrick B. Kohl Contributed Poster
  Students' Use of Structure Maps to Facilitate Problem Solving in Algebra-Based Physics Fran Mateycik Contributed Poster
  Students' Understanding of Inclined Planes Using the CoMPASS Curriculum Jacquelyn J. Haynicz Contributed Poster
  A Study of Peer Instruction Methods with High School Physics Students Karen Cummings Contributed Poster
  Effect of Initial Conditions and Discussion on Predictions for Interactive Lecture Demonstrations Jeffrey Marx Contributed Poster
  Learning Problem-Solving Using Formative Assessment Rubrics Sahana Murthy Contributed Poster
  Inequities in Physics Access and Enrollment in Urban High Schools Angela Kelly Invited Talk
  A Race-Identity Perspective on Mathematics Learning and Participation Danny B. Martin Invited Talk
  Impact of Chemistry Teachers' Knowledge and Practices on Student Achievement Kathryn Scantlebury Invited Talk
  Fostering Science Learning in Diverse Urban Settings Kenneth Tobin Invited Talk
  A Variety of Diversity: Facing Higher Education's Educational Challenges Eric Dey Invited Talk
  What is Nepantla and How Might It Help Educational Researchers Conceptualize Knowledge for Teaching? Rochelle Gutiérrez Invited Talk
  Evaluating How Students View Questioning in the Physics Class Geraldine Cochran PER Dating Service
  Evaluating Safe Science Teaching Practice in the U.S. Cathy Mariotti Ezrailson PER Dating Service
  Analyzing PSET for Content, Confidence and Comfort…So Why Don’t You Want to Teach Physical Science? Laura Van Wormer Round Table Discussion
  Learn "How to Teach Physics" from The Feynman Lectures on Physics: An Example from Gravitation Seoul National University Round Table Discussion
  Using PER Materials and Technology with Teachers of the Very Poor in Bangalore Ronald K. Thornton Targeted Poster
  Similarities and Differences in Ideas Generated by Students: US Students vs. Tibetan Buddhist Monks Andy Johnson Targeted Poster
  Making Sense of Measurements, Making Sense of the Textbook Dedra Demaree Targeted Poster
  Experiences Sharing PER in Mexico Dewey Dykstra Targeted Poster
  New Research from Cross Culture Studies Kathy Koenig Targeted Poster
  Understanding Privilege: An Interactive Poster Melissa H. Dancy Targeted Poster
  An Idea for Generating Diversity Conversations: Physics Jeopardy and the Future Faces of Physics Kit Gary White Targeted Poster
  Inside the Golden Kingdom: Views of Physics from "Inside the Double Bind" Apriel K. Hodari Targeted Poster
  Proving Process: Minority High Achievers in the Classroom Toyia K. Younger Targeted Poster
  Using Educational Reform as a Kernel for Growing Community at a Hispanic Serving Institution Eric Brewe Targeted Poster
  Utilizing the Resources of Urban University Students to Develop Effective Instructional Environments Mel S. Sabella Targeted Poster
  Acting in Our Own Self-Interest: Blending University and Community Noah Finkelstein Targeted Poster
  Challenges Faced by a (White) Idealist Teaching Science in a Public High School in Harlem Richard Steinberg Targeted Poster
  Lessons from the Adaptation and Implementation of a Non-Traditional Introductory Physics Course Charles De Leone Targeted Poster
  Curriculum Design for the Algebra-Based Course: Just Change the d’s to Deltas? Michael Loverude Targeted Poster
  Adaptations of the Physics By Inquiry Curriculum: Part I - Tips for Successful Implementation ... Karen Cummings Targeted Poster
  Adaptations of the Physics By Inquiry Curriculum: Part II-Assessing Shifts in Student Attitudes Leon Hsu Targeted Poster
  The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics Steven Pollock Targeted Poster
  Gender Differences in both Force Concept Inventory and Introductory Physics Performance Kenneth Heller Targeted Poster
  Gender and Student Achievement with Peer Instruction Catherine Crouch Targeted Poster
  Gender Differences in Student Responses to Peer Instruction Jessica Watkins Targeted Poster
  Improving Learning for Underrepresented Groups in Introductory Physics for Engineering Majors Suzanne White Brahmia Targeted Poster
  Learning and Success in Introductory Physics for Black Science Students in the Post-Apartheid Era Saalih Allie Targeted Poster
  From Diagnostic Skills to Success in the Physics Classroom Edit Yerushalmi Targeted Poster
  Strategy Writing and Conceptual Gains Among At-Risk Physics Students Adam D. Smith Targeted Poster
  Helping Students Develop Scientific Habits of Mind Eugenia Etkina Targeted Poster
  Reflective Problem Solving Skills are Essential for Learning, but It is not My Job to Teach Them Charles Henderson Targeted Poster
  Collaborative Diagnosis of Scientific and Pedagogical Conceptions: Training Preservice Teachers Osnat Eldar Targeted Poster
  Developing Learning Skills in the Physics Classroom to Attend to Diverse Populations E. Yerushalmi / C. Singh Targeted Poster Session
  Student Perspectives on Learning Physics and Their Learning of Force and Motion Concepts Susan Ramlo Targeted Poster Session
  Does PER-Based Instruction Help Underrepresented Groups Succeed, and How Can It Do So Better? Catherine H. Crouch Targeted Poster Session
  It Works There. Will It Work Here? Karen Cummings Targeted Poster Session
  Applications of PER in Diverse Settings: Perspectives on Audience, Method and Implementation Eric Brewe Targeted Poster Session
  Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture Melissa H. Dancy Targeted Poster Session
  Implementing PER in Other Cultures Dewey Dykstra Targeted Poster Session