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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
  
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R. Steinberg, S. Cormier, and A. Fernandez, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 5 (2), 020104 (2009).
Common forms of testing of student understanding of science content can be misleading about their understanding of the nature of scientific thinking. Observational astronomy…
  
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M. Loverude, PERC 2004 Proceedings, 77-80.
We have been investigating student understanding of energy concepts in the context of introductory courses for non-science majors as well as those for science and engineering majors.…
Studies in Educational Evaluation
  
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M. Finegold and D. Pundak, Stud. Educ. Eval., 17 (1), 151-166 (1991).
School students' conceptual frameworks in astronomy and students' levels of knowledge and conceptualization were examined for 130 students in grades 2 through 12. Knowledge and…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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K. Williamson, S. Willoughby, and E. Prather, Astron. Educ. Rev., 12 (1), 1-20 (2013).
We introduce the Newtonian Gravity Concept Inventory (NGCI), a 26-item multiple-choice instrument to assess introductory general education college astronomy (“Astro 101”) student…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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K. Williamson and S. Willoughby, Astron. Educ. Rev., 11 (1), 1-26 (2012).
Twenty-four free-response questions were developed to explore introductory college astronomy students’ understanding of gravity in a variety of contexts, including in and around…
Science Education
  
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U. Eriksson, Sci. Educ., 98 (3), 412–442 (2014).
An overlooked feature in astronomy education is the need for students to learn to extrapolate three-dimensionality and the challenges that this may involve. Discerning critical…
  
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U. Eriksson - Thesis
This thesis encompasses two research fields in astronomy: astrometry and astronomy education and they are discussed in two parts. These parts represent two sides of a coin;…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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E. Bardar, E. Prather, K. Brecher, and T. Slater, Astron. Educ. Rev., 4 (2), 20-27 (2005).
In this era of dramatically increased astronomy education research efforts, there is a growing need for standardized evaluation protocols and a strategy to assess both student…
Astronomy Education Review
  
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E. Bardar, E. Prather, K. Brecher, and T. Slater, Astron. Educ. Rev., 5 (2), 103-113 (2007).
This article describes the development and validation of the Light and Spectroscopy Concept Inventory (LSCI), a 26-item diagnostic test designed (1) to measure students' conceptual…
  
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R. Lindell - Thesis
Astronomy education researchers now know that college students do not enter the introductory astronomy classroom as blank slates, but rather with a pre-existing understanding of many…