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Abstract Title: Students’ scientific practices in Advanced Lab
Abstract: As part of an ongoing study into upper-level physics students' identity development, we present a case study of a group of three students working in a traditional junior-level Advanced Lab course.  The data collected for this analysis include video-based observations of students working together in the lab, working in different groups in a prior Modern Physics lab course, and individual interviews with each student. We identify authentic scientific practices that students enact in the lab and use discourse-analytic techniques to compare their actual practices with their expectations for appropriate lab and scientific practices.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Xian Wu
Kansas State University
116 Cardwell Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
and Co-Presenter(s)
Paul Irving, Eleanor Sayre