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Papers in Physics Education Research: 1998
This list includes papers published in a variety of journals that may be of interest to
researchers in physics education and to physics teachers interested in making their
classrooms more effective. Papers have been selected that focus on high school or college
level physics teaching, though we may occasionally include papers described work with
younger students if they seem relevant. This list includes papers published with calendar
dates of 1998.
The American Journal of Physics, Vol. 66
- Richard R. Hake, "Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 64-74.
- Lawrence A. Coleman, Donald F. Holcomb, and John S. Rigden, "The Introductory University Physics Project 1987-1995: What has it accomplished?", No. 2, Feb. 1998, pp. 124-137.
- Tara O'Brien Pride, Stamatis Vokos, and Lillian C. McDermott, "The challenge of matching learning assessments to teaching goals: An example from the work-energy and impulse-momentum theorems", No. 2, Feb. 1998, pp. 147-157.
- Edward F. Redish, Jeffery M. Saul, and Richard N. Steinberg, "Student expectations in introductory physics", No. 3, March 1998, pp. 212-224.
- Ronald K. Thornton and David R. Sokoloff, "Assessing student learning of Newton's laws" The Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation and the evaluation of active learning laboratory and lecture curricula", No. 4, April 1998, pp. 338-352.
- J. Poulis, C. Massen, E. Robens, and M. Gilbert, "Physics lecturing with audience paced feedback", No. 5, May 1998, pp. 439-441.
- David Hestenes, "Who needs physics education research!?", No. 6, June 1998, pp. 465-467.
- Saalih Allie and Andy Buffler, "A course in tools and procedures for Physics I", No. 7, July 1998, pp. 613-624.
- Karen Wosilait, Paula R. L. Heron, Peter S. Shaffer, and Lillian C. McDermott, "Development and assessment of a research-based tutorial on light and shadow", No. 10, October
1998, pp. 906-913.
Cognition and Instruction
- Barbara Y. White and John R. Frederiksen, "Inquiry, Modeling, and Metacognition: Making Science Accessible to All Students", No. 1, p. 3.
- Ricardo Nemirovsky, Cornelia Tierney, and Tracey , "Body Motion and Graphing", No. 2, pp. 119-172.
- Kathleen E. Metz, "Emergent Understanding and Attribution of Randomness: Comparative Analysis of the Reasoning of Primary Grade Children and Undergraduates", No. 3, p. 285.
International Journal of Science Education, Vol. 20
- Manuela Welzel and Wolff-Michael Roth, "Do interviews really assess students' knowledge?", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 25-44.
- K. F. Collis, B. L. Jones, T. Sprod, J. M. Watson, and S. P. Fraser, "Mapping development in students' understanding of vision using a cognitive structural model", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 45-66.
- Eduardo Fleury Mortimer, "Multivoicedness and univocality in classroom discourse: an example from theory of matter", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 67-82.
- Karine Bécu-Robinault and Andrée Thiberghien, "Integrating experiments into the teaching of energy", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 99-114.
- A. T. Borges and J. K. Gilbert, "Models of magnetism", No. 3, March 1998, pp. 361-378.
- Philip Johnson, "Progression in children's understanding of a 'basic' particle theory" a longitudinal study", No. 4, Apr-May 1998, pp. 393-412.
- Chin-Chung Tsai, "An analysis of Taiwanese eighth graders' science achievement, scientific epistemological beliefs and cognitive structure outcomes after learning basic atomic theory", No. 4, Apr-May 1998, pp. 413-425.
- I. D. Johnston, K. Crawford, and P. Fletcher, "Stedent difficulties in learning quantum mechanics", No. 4, Apr-May 1998, pp. 427-446.
- Saalih Allie, Andy Buffler, Loveness Kaunda, Bob Campbell, and Fred Lubben, "First-year physics students' perceptions of the quality of experimental measurements", No. 4, Apr-May 1998, pp. 447-459.
- Christoph von Rhöneck, Karl Grob, Gerhard W. Schnaitmann, and Bruno Völker, "Learning in basic electricity: how do motivation, cognitive and classroom climate factors influence achievement in physics?", No. 5, June 1998, pp. 551-565.
- Philip Johnson, "Children's understanding of changes of state involving the gas state, Part 1: Boiling water and the particle theory", No. 5, June 1998, pp. 567-583.
- Fernando Cajas, "Using out-of-school experience in science lessons: an impossible task?", No. 5, June 1998, pp. 623-625; K. Mayoh and S. Knutton, "Response to Dr. Cajas, Michigan State University", pp. 627-628.
- Philip Johnson, "Children's understanding of changes of state involving the gas state, Part 2: Evaporation and condensation below boiling point", No. 6, July 1998, pp. 695-709.
- L. G. Enderstein and P. E. Spargo, "The effect of context, culture and learning on the selection of alternative options in similar situations by South African pupils", No. 6, July 1998, pp. 711-736.
- Michelle K. McGinn and Wolff-Michael Roth, "Assessing students' understanding about levers: better test instruments are not enough", No. 7, August 1998, pp. 813-832.
- Gregory J. Kelly, Stephen Druker, and Catherine Chen, "Students' reasoning about electricity: combining performance assessments with argumentation analysis", No. 7, August 1998, pp. 849-871.
- Russell Tytler, "The nature of students' informal science conceptions", No. 8, Sept-Oct 1998, pp. 901-927.
- Russell Tytler, "Children's conceptions of air pressure: exploring the nature of conceptual change", No. 8, Sept-Oct 1998, pp. 929-958.
- Keith S. Taber, "The sharing-out of nuclear attraction: or 'I can't think about physics in chemistry' ", No. 8, Sept-Oct 1998, pp. 1001-1014.
- Wolff-Michael Roth, "Editorial, Learning process studies: examples from physics", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1019-1024.
- Jeremy Roschelle, "Beyond romantic versus sceptic: a microanalysis of conceptual change in kinematics", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1025-1042.
- Miriam Reiner, "Thought experiments and collaborative learning in physics", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1043-1058.
- Reinders Duit, Wolff-Michael Roth, Michael Komorek, and Jens Wilbers, "Conceptual change discourse analysis to understand cognition in a unit on chaotic systems: towards an integrative perspective on learning in science", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1059-1073.
- Juergen Petri and Hans Niedderer, "A learning pathway in high-school level quantum atomic physics", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1075-1088.
- Wolff-Michael Roth, "Starting small and with uncertainty: toward a neurocomputational account of knowing and learning in school science laboratories", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1089-1105.
- Manuela Welzel, "The emergence of complex cognition during a unit on static electricity", No. 9, Nov 1998, pp. 1107-1118.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Vol. 35
- Richard Greenberg, Jacqueline Raphael, Jill L. Keller, and Sheila Tobias, "Teaching high school science using image processing: A case study of implementation of computer technology", No. 3, pp. 297-327.
- Peter L. Thomas and Richard W. Schwenz, "College physical chemistry students' conceptions of equilibrium and fundamental thermodynamics", No. 10, pp. 1151-1160.
Physics Education, Vol. 33
- A. H. Johnstone, A. Watt, and T. U. Zaman, "The students' attitude and cognition change to a physics laboratory", No. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 22-29.
- J. Mariano Merino, "Some difficulties in teaching the properties of sounds", No. 2, March 1998, pp. 101-104.
- J. Mariano Merino, "Complexity of pitch and timbre concepts", No. 2, March 1998, pp. 105-109.
The Physics Teacher, Vol. 36
- Michael Zeilik, Candace Schau, and Nancy Mattern, "Misconceptions and their change in university-level astronomy courses", No. 2, Feb. 1998, pp. 104-107.
- Rosanne Di Stefano, "Physics Teaching and Time Management", No. 6, Sep 1998, pp. 350-354.
- Gregory E. Francis, Jeffrey P. Adams, and Elizabeth J. Noonan, "Do They Stay Fixed?", No. 8, Nov 1998, pp. 488-490.
- Thomas R. Brown, Timothy F. Slater, and Jeffrey P. Adams, "Gender Differences with Batteries and Bulbs", No. 9, Dec 1998-526-527.
Research in Science and Technological Education, Vol. 16.
- Suzana Maria Coelho and Marie-Genevieve Sere, "Pupils' Reasoning and Practice during Hands-on Activities in the Measurement Phase", No. 1, pp. 79.
These papers were selected by E. F. Redish. To contribute suggestions
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