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PERC 2011 Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the 2011 PER 2011 Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the abstract list, or search the abstracts here.

  Name Primary Contact Abstract Type
  Expectancy violation in Physics and Mathematics classes in a Student Centered Classroom Alvarado, Carolina Contributed Poster
  Assessing Student Learning and Teaching Effectiveness in Intermediate Mechanics Ambrose, Bradley S. Gallery Session Poster
  Investigating Dynamics of Group Learning Using Huddleboards Aryal, Bijaya Contributed Poster
  Using the Fukushima disaster as a teaching tool Aubrecht, Gordon Contributed Poster
  Quantum Interpretation and Modern Physics Instruction - Curriculum Development and Associated Outcomes Baily, Charles Contributed Poster
  Student interpretation of definite integrals at the math-physics interface Bajracharya, Rabindra Contributed Poster
  Interpretation of Vector Products: Effect of the Context and Position of the Vectors Barniol, Pablo Contributed Poster
  Using Artifact Methodology to Compare Learning Assistants’ and Colleagues’ Classroom Practices* Barr, Stephanie Contributed Poster
  PER Funding Census Barthelemy, Ramon S. Contributed Poster
  What do students do when they retake an exam in small groups? Beatty, Ian D. Contributed Poster
  Adaptation and Implementation of the Physics and Everyday Thinking Curriculum in a High School Physics Classroom Belleau, Shelly Contributed Poster
  Designing a physics learning environment: A holistic approach Brookes, David T Contributed Poster
  Fostering Computational Thinking Caballero, Marcos D Poster Gallery Session
  Measurements of Students' Performance on Computational Exercises in Introductory Mechanics Caballero, Marcos D Gallery Session Poster
  Beyond the Standard Pedagogical Model II Camp, Paul J. Contributed Poster
  Item Response Theory Analysis of the Mechanics Baseline Test Cardamone, Carolin N Contributed Poster
  Socratic dialogs and clicker use in an upper-division mechanics course Carr, Lincoln D. Contributed Poster
  Reasoning with Physical Models Chabay, Ruth Round Table Presentation
  Reasoning with Physical Models Chabay, Ruth Contributed Poster
  Teasing Out the Effect of Tutorials via Multiple Regression Chasteen, Stephanie V. Contributed Poster
  "Good looking" Animation Improves Transfer by Loading Meaning into Math Chen, Zhongzhou Contributed Poster
  What Do Students Learn about Work in Physical and Virtual Experiments with Inclined Planes? Chini, Jacquelyn J. Contributed Poster
  Negotiating Novel Forms of Energy: “Phase Energy” Christensen, Warren M. Contributed Poster
  Development of Proximal Formative Assessment Skills in Video-based Teacher Professional Development Close, Eleanor W. Gallery Session Poster
  Speciation of energy concepts through speech and gesture in interaction Close, Hunter Contributed Poster
  Seeking Evidence of Reflective Practice in Learning Assistants' Writing Assignments Cochran, Geraldine L. Contributed Poster
  Student Engagement in Disciplinary Assessment Coffey, Janet Invited Talk
  FCI Normalized Gain, Scientific Reasoning Ability, Thinking in Physics, and Gender Effects Coletta, Vincent Gallery Session Poster
  The Use of PDAs as Classroom Interaction System: Instructors’ Perspective* Corpuz, Edgar Contributed Poster
  Teaching Physics to Life Science Students – Examining The Role of Biological Context Crouch, Catherine H. Contributed Poster
  Experiences of New Faculty Implementing Research-based Instructional Strategies Dancy, Melissa Contributed Poster
  Teaching Assistant-Student Interactions in a Modified SCALE-UP Classroom DeBeck V, George Contributed Poster
  Physics Learning Identity: Survey Development and Validation Demaree, Dedra Gallery Session Poster
  Gender Bias in the Force Concept Inventory? Dietz, Richard D. Contributed Poster
  Explicating the latent construct of Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment Ding, Lin Contributed Poster
  A 12,000-student analysis of normalized gain and alternative metrics using the FCI Dowd, Jason Contributed Poster
  Towards a Better Understanding of Confusion Dowd, Jason Contributed Poster
  Students' Views of Macroscopic and Microscopic Energy in Physics and Biology Dreyfus, Benjamin W. Contributed Poster
  Problem-Based Learning in Upper Division Courses: Student Successes, Perceptions, and Reactions Duda, Gintaras Contributed Poster
  "Implicit Action": Understanding Discourse Management in Modeling Instruction Durden, Jared Contributed Poster
  Use of Question Formatting in Relation to Cognitive Assessment Ellermann, Mark Contributed Poster
  Scientific Reasoning: Teacher and Student Connection Esswein, Jennifer Contributed Poster
  Matching the Goals of Your Class with Assessment Etkina, Eugenia Gallery Session Poster
  Developing an Energy Assessment for Elementary Education Majors Foster, Thomas Contributed Poster
  Improving Self-efficacy with Intentional Tutoring Foster, Thomas Contributed Poster
  RAWR: Rapid Assessment and Web Reports Franklin, Scott Round Table Presentation
  RAWR: Rapid Assessment and Web Reports Franklin, Scott Contributed Poster
  Improving physics self-efficacy in pre-service teachers Gaffney, Jon D. H. Contributed Poster
  A longitudinal study of the development of attitudes and beliefs towards Physics Galloway, Ross Contributed Poster
  Observing the problem solving strategies of students Galloway, Ross Contributed Poster
  PeerWise: student-generated content for enhanced engagement, learning and assessment Galloway, Ross Contributed Poster
  Making sense of operators, eigenstates and quantum measurements Gire, Elizabeth Contributed Poster
  Implementation of Phased-Array Homework: Assessment and Focused Understanding Godshall, Stacy Round Table Presentation
  Homework Systems for Learning Godshall, Stacy Round Table Session
  Building blocks of a community of practice: TA professional development Goertzen, Renee Michelle Contributed Poster
  Effects of the Learning Assistant Experience on In-Service Teachers’ Practices* Gray, Kara E. Contributed Poster
  Assessments that Analyze Students' Reasoning on Written Exam Questions Haghanikar, Mojgan Matloob Gallery Session Poster
  Facilitating Enhanced Student Interest through Increased Autonomy in the Classroom Hall, Nicholas Contributed Poster
  Elements of Proximal Formative Assessment in Learners' Discourse about Energy Harrer, Benedikt W. Gallery Session Poster
  Reinventing Time and Spacetime Haugan, Mark P. Contributed Poster
  Faculty Perspectives about Institutional Assessment of Teaching Effectiveness Henderson, Charles Contributed Poster
  Confronting the difficulties in learning the uncertainty principle: Active learning in a Mexican context Hinojosa, Carlos Contributed Poster
  Student Difficulty with non-Cartesian Unit Vectors in Upper Level E&M Hinrichs, Brant Contributed Poster
  Research and development of enhanced assessment tools for chemistry education Holme, Thomas Invited Talk
  Scaffolding students’ transfer of problem solving from calculus to physics Hu, Dehui Contributed Poster
  Using Johnson-Laird's cognitive framework of sense-making to characterize engineering students' mental representations in kinematics Ibrahim, Bashirah Contributed Poster
  Understanding the Variable Effect of Course Innovations on Student Learning Iverson, Heidi Contributed Poster
  Nonscience Majors' Thinking About Ionizing Radiation Johnson, Andy Contributed Poster
  Case Study of Students’ Ill-Structured Problem Solving during a Capstone Project in an Electronics Lab Juma, Nasser Contributed Poster
  Students Reconciling Contradictory Commitments in Damped Harmonic Motion Problems Kaczynski, Adam Contributed Poster
  Assessing Students’ Ability to Solve Introductory Physics Problems Using Integrals in Symbolic and Graphical Representations Khan, Neelam Contributed Poster
  Assessing Creativity and Innovation in Physics Students Kohl, Patrick B. Gallery Session Poster
  Working with Computational Anxiety: Assessing Student Affect in Learning Computation in Introductory Mechanics Kohlmyer, Matthew A. Gallery Session Poster
  Examining Critical Features of Replicating Educational Interventions Kost-Smith, Lauren Contributed Poster
  Institutionalizing Reform: Investing in Faculty Instructional Practices Kramer, Laird Contributed Poster
  Teaching creativity and innovation to physicists using Tablet PCs Kuo, H. Vincent Contributed Poster
  A scalable system for teaching graphs. Laverty, James Contributed Poster
  Successes and Constraints in the Enactment of a Relatively Successful Reform Lee, May Contributed Poster
  Investigating students' difficulties with equations involving circuit elements Li, Jing Contributed Poster
  Assessing Gender Differences in Students' Understanding of Magnetism Li, Jing Gallery Session Poster
  Using Analogical Problem Solving to Learn about Friction Lin, Shih-Yin Contributed Poster
  Correlation Between Students' Performance on Free-response and Multiple-choice Questions Lin, Shih-Yin Gallery Session Poster
  Designing formative assessment that guides students towards self-directed learning Lin, Yuhfen Round Table Presentation
  Redesigning assessments to motivate students for deeper learning Lin, Yuhfen Workshop
  Designing formative assessment that guides students towards self-directed learning Lin, Yuhfen Contributed Poster
  Assessment to Complement Research-based Instruction in Upper-division Courses Loverude, Michael Gallery Session Poster
  Student Conversations while Completing Minimally Working Computational Models Lunk, Brandon Contributed Poster
  Comparing Epistemological Gain Based on Class Standing Lynch, Robert B Contributed Poster
  Influence of Visual Cues on Eye Movements and Reasoning in Physics Problems Madsen, Adrian Contributed Poster
  Teaching Assistants’ Reasons for the Design of Problem Solutions for Introductory Physics: Rationale and Methodology Mamudi, William Contributed Poster
  Student Problem Design: Learner-Driven Creation and Evaluation in Physics Assignments Mandell, Eric Contributed Poster
  Assessing Non-content Goals in Upper-Division Physics Manogue, Corinne Gallery Session Poster
  Representations for a Spins-First Approach to Quantum Mechanics Manogue, Corinne Gallery Session Poster
  Representation Issues: Using Mathematics in Upper-Division Physics Manogue, Corinne A. Poster Gallery Session
  Should students be provided diagrams or asked to draw them while solving introductory physics problems? Maries, Alexandru Contributed Poster
  Implementing a Problem-Solving Assessment Tool on a Student-Centered Classroom Marin-Suarez, Teresita Contributed Poster
  Do Prescribed Prompts Prime Sensemaking During Group Problem-Solving? Martinuk, Mathew "Sandy" Contributed Poster
  Assessing Student’s Ability to Solve Textbook-Style Problems: Update Marx, Jeff Contributed Poster
  Using similarity ratings surveys to assess deep-structure feature emphasis during problem comparison Mateycik, Frances Contributed Poster
  Student Views of Similarity between Math and Physics Problems McBride, Dyan Contributed Poster
  Criteria for Creating and Categorizing Forms of Energy McKagan, Sarah Contributed Poster
  Energy in Action: The Construction of Physics Ideas in Multiple Modes McKagan, Sarah B. Gallery Session Poster
  Time-dependent Interpretation of Correct Responses to Multiple-Choice Questions Meltzer, David E. Gallery Session Poster
  Predictors for Success in calculus-based Introductory Physics Course Menon, Deepika Contributed Poster
  To What Extent Is Seeing Not Believing? Miller, Kelly Contributed Poster
  Improving Interpersonal Communication Skills in College Science on a Student-Centered Classroom Moreno, Diana T. Contributed Poster
  A Comparison of Two REU Programs Murphy, Sytil Contributed Poster
  Finding Meaningful Search Features for Automated Analysis of Students’ Short Responses to Conceptual Questions Nakamura, Christopher M. Contributed Poster
  Impact of the Learning Assistant Experience for High School Physics Students Nicholson-Dykstra, Susan Contributed Poster
  The role of scientific reasoning ability in student learning Patton, Bruce R Round Table Presentation
  Supporting Scientific Reasoning: From Teachers to Materials to Students Patton, Bruce R. Round Table Session
  Grading by Conceptual Category: A Technique that Emphasizes Conceptual Understanding Paul, Cassandra Contributed Poster
  Free-Response Administration of a Mechanics Reasoning Inventory Pawl, Andrew Contributed Poster
  Defining and Assessing Competence in Science: Lessons Learned the Hard Way Pellegrino, James W. Invited Talk
  Facilitating faculty conversations: Development of consensus learning goals and assessment measures Pepper, Rachel E. Contributed Poster
  Towards research-based strategies for using PhET simulations in middle school physical science classes Perkins, Katherine Contributed Poster
  A Large Scale Assessment of the Interaction of Lecture and Lab Interventions in Students’ Learning Pietan, Amy Contributed Poster
  Context Dependence of Teacher Practices in Middle School Science Podolefsky, Noah Contributed Poster
  Using Verbalizations To Understand How Students Think About Integration In Introductory Electromagnetism Contexts Polak, Jeffrey M. Contributed Poster
  Issues and progress in transforming a middle-division Classical Mechanics/Math Methods course Pollock, Steven Contributed Poster
  Multiple Roles of Assessment in Upper-division Physics Course Reforms Pollock, Steven Gallery Session Poster
  The effect of immigration status on physics identity and physical science career intentions Potvin, Geoff Contributed Poster
  Complex interactions between formative assessment, technology, and classroom practices Price, Edward Invited Talk
  Graphical Representations of Vector Functions in Upper-division E&M Price, Edward Gallery Session Poster
  What does it take to change reasoning ability? Pyper, Brian A Round Table Presentation
  What does it take to change reasoning ability? Pyper, Brian A Contributed Poster
  Assessment preparation: Impacts of explicit reflection prompts on learning Quinty, Emily Contributed Poster
  Adapting a Theoretical Framework for Characterizing Students' Use of Equations in Physics Problem Solving Rebello, Carina M. Contributed Poster
  How accurately can students’ estimate their performance on an exam and how does this relate to their actual performance on the exam? Rebello, N. Sanjay Contributed Poster
  Comparing Students' Performance on Research-based Conceptual Assessments and Traditional Classroom Assessments Rebello, N. Sanjay Gallery Session Poster
  Communicating scientific ideas: one element of physics expertise Rodriguez, Idaykis Contributed Poster
  Preparation for Future Learning in Physics via Dynamic Problem Solving Strategies. Rojas, Sergio Contributed Poster
  Partial correctness, asymmetries, and hierarchies in understanding force and motion Rosenblatt, Rebecca Contributed Poster
  Following Student Gaze Patterns in Lectures Rosengrant, David Contributed Poster
  Teacher-Driven Professional Development and the Pursuit of a Sophisticated Understanding of Inquiry Ross, Mike Contributed Poster
  Scaffolding the Development of Students’ Mental Models of Pulleys Rouinfar, Amy Contributed Poster
  A First Look: ISLE in a Pre-Service Teacher Science Classroom. Rowley, Eric N. Contributed Poster
  Standards-based grading with voice: Listening for students' understanding Rundquist, Andy Invited Talk
  Physics In Uncertain Times Sadaghiani, Homeyra Contributed Poster
  Using Cogenerative Mediation to Assess an Aspect of Classroom Culture Samuels, Natan Contributed Poster
  Further Investigation of Examining Students Understanding of Lenz’s law and Faraday’s Law Sanchez, Casey Contributed Poster
  Learning How to "See" and "Manipulate" Nanoparticles Utilizing Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy Sarapak, Choojit Contributed Poster
  Using small-focus group interviews to assess instructional innovation Saul, Jeff Contributed Poster
  Creating Opportunities to Influence Self-Efficacy through Modeling Instruction Sawtelle, Vashti Contributed Poster
  "So you're saying...": Paraphrase and interpretation in peer physics interviews Sayre, Eleanor C. Gallery Session Poster
  Predicting the outcome of instruction: Examples with the contingency model of causal learning Scaife, Thomas M. Contributed Poster
  Computer Modeling Homework in Introductory Mechanics Schatz, Michael F. Gallery Session Poster
  Intuitive ontologies for energy in physics Scherr, Rachel E. Contributed Poster
  Proximal Formative Assessment Scherr, Rachel E. Poster Gallery Session
  Supporting Proximal Formative Assessment with Relational Discourse Scherr, Rachel E. Gallery Session Poster
  What are the Effects of Self-Assessment Preparation? Severance, Sara Contributed Poster
  A Survey on Student Self-efficacy in Physics Problem Solving Shaw, Kimberly A Contributed Poster
  Assessment Lessons from K-12 Education Research: Knowledge Representation, Learning, and Motivation Shepard, Lorrie Invited Talk
  Improving Student Understanding of Addition of Angular Momentum Singh, Chandralekha Contributed Poster
  Multiple Assessments of Multiple-choice Assessments Singh, Chandralekha Poster Gallery Session
  Formative and Summative Assessment in Upper-level Physics Singh, Chandralekha Poster Gallery Session
  Developing and Evaluating Formative and Summative Evaluation Tools for Quantum Mechanics Singh, Chandralekha Gallery Session Poster
  Student Understanding of Taylor Series Expansions in Statistical Mechanics Smith, Trevor I. Contributed Poster
  Gender Differences in Conceptual Gains and Attitude Regarding Problem Design Snyder, Rachel Contributed Poster
  Toward an Analytic Framework of Physics Teaching Assistants' Pedagogical Knowledge Spike, Benjamin T. Contributed Poster
  Examining student ability to interpret and use potential energy diagrams Stephanik, Brian M. Contributed Poster
  A study of student initiated questions in an introductory physics class Stone, Antoinette Contributed Poster
  Preparation for future learning: Effects of innovation on student discourse Suran, Gregory Contributed Poster
  Assessment of student-driven multi-level homework Teodorescu, Raluca E. Round Table Presentation
  Assessment of student-driven multi-level homework Teodorescu, Raluca E. Contributed Poster
  Moving Beyond Conceptual Inventories Thacker, Beth Poster Gallery Session
  Assessing a laboratory-based, inquiry-based algebra course Thacker, Beth Contributed Poster
  Analysis of a Large-scale Assessment Project Using Available Assessment Instruments Thacker, Beth Gallery Session Poster
  TRUSE Conference: Integrating undergraduate physics, chemistry and mathematics education research Thompson, John R. Contributed Poster
  Representations of Partial Derivatives in Thermodynamics Thompson, John R. Gallery Session Poster
  Changing Roles and Identities in a Teacher-Driven Professional Development Community Van Dusen, Ben Contributed Poster
  Assessment of vertical transfer in problem solving: mapping the shape of problem design space Von Korff, Joshua Contributed Poster
  Learning Mathematics in a Physics Classroom Wang, Jing Contributed Poster
  Quantitative Modeling of Changes in Student Understanding Warren, Aaron R. Contributed Poster
  Comparison of Traditional and Lecture-Lab Integration Instruction in Laboratory Assessments West, Keith Contributed Poster
  Teaching assistants' interactions with their students: Exploring changes in teaching methods through conversational shifts. Westlander, Meghan J. Contributed Poster
  Evidence of embodied cognition about wave propagation Wittmann, Michael C. Contributed Poster
  What a Mathematical Representation Tells Us About Reasoning About Integrals Wittmann, Michael C. Gallery Session Poster
  Interpreting Card-sorting data with categorization graphs Wolf, Steven Contributed Poster
  Measuring the evolution of introductory physics students' problem solving skills Xu, Qing Contributed Poster
  The Effect of High-Stake Testing on Students’ Learning Approaches in Physics Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda Contributed Poster
  The group-administered-interactive-questionnaire: A cost-effective alternative to individual interviews Yerushalmi, Edit Workshop
  Teaching Assistants’ Reasons for the Design of Problem Solutions for Introductory Physics: Findings Yerushalmi, Edit Contributed Poster
  Students’ Difficulties with Unit Vectors and Scalar Multiplication of a Vector Zavala, Genaro Contributed Poster
  Investigation of Students’ Difficulties with Quantum Measurement Zhu, Guangtian Contributed Poster
  Transforming the advanced lab: Part I - Learning goals Zwickl, Benjamin Contributed Poster