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Department of Physics

2016

Von Korff, J., Archibeque, B., Gomez K.A., Heckendorf T., McKagan, S.B., Sayre, E.C., Schenk, E.W., Shepherd, C., and Sorell, L. (2016). Secondary analysis of teaching methods in introductory physics: A 50 k-student study. American Journal of Physics, 84, 969.  doi: 10.1119/1.4964354

Bertram, C., Leak, A., Sayre, E.C., Kustusch, M.B., Franklin, S.V.. (2016). Student Conceptions of Expertise. Proc. Int. Conf. of the Learning Sciences 2016, 930-933.

Thompson, J.D., Modir, B., & Sayre, E.C. (2016). Algorithmic, conceptual, and physical thinking: a framework for understanding student difficulties in quantum mechanics.  Proc. Int. Conf. of the Learning Sciences 2016, 1225-1226.

Laverty, J. T., Underwood, S.M., Matz, R.L. , Posey, L.A., Carmel, J.H., Caballero, M.D., Fata-Hartley, C.L., Ebert-May, D., Jardeleza, S.E., &Cooper, M.M. (2016).  Characterizing College Science Assessments: The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol.  PLOS ONE, 11(9): e0162333.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162333 

Zollman, D. (2016).  Oersted Lecture 2014: Physics education research and teaching modern Modern Physics.  American Journal of Physics, 84(8), 573.

Zollman, D. (2016).  Reflections on ‘Preparing future science teachers: the physics component of a new programme’.  Physics Education, 51(4),040107.

Zollman, D.A. and Brown, D.  (2016). An introduction to the theme issueAmerican Journal of Physics, 84(8), 325.

Irving, P.W., Sayre, E.C. (2016). Developing physics identities.  Physics Today 69 (5), 46-51. doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3169

Nakamura, C.M., Murphy, S.K., Christel, M.G., Stevens, S., & Zollman, D.A. (2016).  Automated analysis of short responses in an interactive synthetic tutoring system for introductory physics. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 12(1) doi:10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.010122  

Madsen, A., McKagan, S. B., Martinuk, M.S., Bell, A.& Sayre, E. C. (2016). Research-based assessment affordances and constraints: Perceptions of physics faculty. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 12(1) 010122 doi:10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.010115

2015

Murphy, S., Jones, D.L., Gross, J., & Zollman, D. (2015).  Apparatus for investigating resonance with application to magnetic resonance imaging, American Journal of Physics 83, 11, 942-947. doi: 10.1119/1.4928177

Irving, P.W., Sayre, E.C. (2015).  Becoming a physicist: The roles of research, mindsets, and milestones in upper-division student perceptions", Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 11, 020120. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.11.020120

Irving, P.W., Sayre, E.C. (2015).  Brief, embedded, spontaneous metacognitive talk indicates thinking like a physicist", Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 11, 020121. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.11.020121

Colicchia, G., Wiesner, H., & Zollman, D. (2015). Photorefraction of the eye. The Physics Teacher, 53(2), 103-105. doi:10.1119/1.4905810

Madsen, A., McKagan, S. B., & Sayre, E. C. (2015). How physics instruction impacts students' beliefs about learning physics: A meta-analysis of 24 studies. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 11(1) doi:10.1103/physrevstper.11.010115

Modir, B., Irving, P. W., Wolf, S. F., & Sayre, E. C. (2015). Learning about the energy of a hurricane system through an estimation epistemic game. Paper presented at the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2014.pr.044

Wirjawan, J. V. D., Zollman, D. A., & Mau, E. (2015). Induction balance study for metal detection. AIP Conf. Proc. 1656, 040010. doi:10.1063/1.4917117

Wolf, S. F., Doughty, L., Irving, P. W., Sayre, E. C., & Caballero, M. D. (2015). Just math: A new epistemic frame. Paper presented at the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2014.pr.065

Wolf, S. F., Doughty, L., Irving, P. W., Sayre, E. C., & Caballero, M. D. (2015). Just math: A new epistemic frame. Paper presented at the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2014.pr.065

2014

Franklin, S. V., Sayre, E. C., & Clark, J. W. (2014). Traditionally taught students learn; actively engaged students remember. American Journal of Physics, 82(8), 798-801. doi:10.1119/1.4890508

Hu, D., Korff, J. V., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Assessing transfer of learning in problem solving from the perspective of preparation for future learning. Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.pr.035

Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Shifting college students' epistemological framing using hypothetical debate problems. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 10(1) doi:10.1103/physrevstper.10.010117

Irving, P. W., & Sayre, E. C. (2014). Conditions for building a community of practice in an advanced physics laboratory. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 10(1) doi:10.1103/physrevstper.10.010109

Jones, D. L., & Zollman, D. (2014). Understanding vision: Students' use of light and optics resources. Eur.J.Phys., 35(5), 055023. doi:10.1088/0143-0807/35/5/055023

Korff, J. V., Elby, A., Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Student epistemology about mathematical integration in A physics context: A case study. Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.pr.076

Korff, J. V., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Distinguishing between "change" and "amount"t infinitesimals in first-semester calculus-based physics. American Journal of Physics, 82(7), 695-705. doi:10.1119/1.4875175

Modir, B., Irving, P. W., Wolf, S. F., & Sayre, E. C. (2015). Learning about the energy of a hurricane system through an estimation epistemic game. Paper presented at the 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2014.pr.044

Rebello, C. M., Barrow, L. H., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Effects of argumentation scaffolds on student performance on conceptual physics problems. Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.pr.061

Rebello, N. S., & Zollman, D. A. (2014). Assessing pedagogical content knowledge of future elementary teachers. Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.pr.062

Rebello, N. S., & Zollman, D. A. (2014). Problem solving and motivation \textendash getting our students in flow. Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.inv.008

Rouinfar, A., Agra, E., Larson, A. M., Rebello, N. S., & Loschky, L. C. (2014). Linking attentional processes and conceptual problem solving: Visual cues facilitate the automaticity of extracting relevant information from diagrams. Frontiers in Psychology, 5 doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01094

Rouinfar, A., Agra, E., Murray, J., Larson, A. M., Loschky, L. C., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Can visual cues and correctness feedback influence students' reasoning? Paper presented at the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1119/perc.2013.pr.064

2013

Chen, Y., Irving, P. W., & Sayre, E. C. (2013). Epistemic game for answer making in learning about hydrostatics. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.010108

Hu, D., Korff, J. V., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Assessing transfer of learning in problem solving from the perspective of preparation for future learning.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.pr.035

Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Characterizing student use of differential resources in physics integration problems.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789683

Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Understanding student use of differentials in physics integration problems. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.020108

Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Using conceptual blending to describe how students use mathematical integrals in physics. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.020118

Ibrahim, B., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Role of mental representations in problem solving: Students' approaches to non-directed tasks. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.020106

Irving, P. W., Martinuk, M. S., & Sayre, E. C. (2013). Transitions in students' epistemic framing along two axes. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.010111

Irving, P. W., & Sayre, E. C. (2013). Upper-level physics students' conceptions of understanding.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789686

Irving, P.W. and Sayre, E.C. (2013) Physics Identity Development: A snapshot of the stages of development of upper-level physics students, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(4) http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1017125

Khan, N., Nguyen, D., Chen, Z., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Comparing the use of multimedia animations and written solutions in facilitating problem solving.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789690

Korff, J. V., Elby, A., Hu, D., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Student epistemology about mathematical integration in A physics context: A case study.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.pr.076

Madsen, A., McKagan, S. B., & Sayre, E. C. (2013). Gender gap on concept inventories in physics: What is consistent, what is inconsistent, and what factors influence the gap? Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.020121

Madsen, A., Rouinfar, A., Larson, A. M., Loschky, L. C., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Can short duration visual cues influence students' reasoning and eye movements in physics problems? Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 9(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/physrevstper.9.020104

Madsen, A., Rouinfar, A., Larson, A., Loschky, L., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Do perceptually salient elements in physics problems influence students’ eye movements and answer choices? Paper presented at the http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789705

Myneni, L. S., Narayanan, N. H., Rebello, S., Rouinfar, A., & Pumtambekar, S. (2013). An interactive and intelligent learning system for physics education. IEEE} Transactions in Learning Technology., 6(3), 228-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tlt.2013.26

Rebello, C. M., Barrow, L. H., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Effects of argumentation scaffolds on student performance on conceptual physics problems.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.pr.061

Rebello, C. M., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Transfer of argumentation skills in conceptual physics problem solving.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789717

Rebello, N. S., & Rebello, C. M. (2013). Students' conceptions about rolling in multiple contexts.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings,http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789718

Rebello, N. S., & Zollman, D. A. (2014). Assessing pedagogical content knowledge of future elementary teachers.  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.pr.062

Rebello, N. S., & Zollman, D. A. (2014). Problem solving and motivation -- getting our students in flow.  Proceedings of the  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.inv.008

Rouinfar, A., Agra, E., Murray, J., Larson, A. M., Loschky, L. C., & Rebello, N. S. (2014). Can visual cues and correctness feedback influence students‘ reasoning?  Proceedings of the  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/perc.2013.pr.064

Rouinfar, A., Madsen, A. M., Hoang, T. D. N., Puntambekar, S., & Rebello, N. S. (2013). Scaffolding students' understanding of force in pulley systems.  Proceedings of the  Proceedings of the 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4789725

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