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In this chapter, I introduce the notion of student epistemologies and expectations, their views about what counts as knowledge and learning in a given physics class and in physics more generally.  I then review some of the ways in which researchers have studied these constructs and make suggestions about getting started on your own research.  A major theme is that important theoretical questions about the cognitive structures and processes underlying student epistemologies -- and how best to study them -- are not yet settled.  Researchers therefore need to try to uncover and articulate the theoretical assumptions implicit in their research methods.
Reviews in PER: Volume 2, Issue 1
Book Title: Getting Started in PER
Series Name:  Reviews in PER
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A. Elby, in Getting Started in PER (2010), Vol. 2, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10578&DocID=2071).
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A. Elby, Getting Started with Research on Epistemologies and Expectations, in Getting Started in PER (2010), Vol. 2, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10578&DocID=2071>.
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Elby, A. (2010). Getting Started with Research on Epistemologies and Expectations. In Getting Started in PER (1, 2). Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10578&DocID=2071
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Elby, Andrew. "Getting Started with Research on Epistemologies and Expectations." In Getting Started in PER. 1 ed. 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10578&DocID=2071 (accessed 23 September 2014).
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Elby, Andrew. "Getting Started with Research on Epistemologies and Expectations." Getting Started in PER. 1 ed. Vol. 2. 2010. 14 Oct. 2010. 23 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10578&DocID=2071>.
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