Physics Education Research Lab
Rachel publishes two papers about modified module analysisREAD MORE
The Physics Education Research Lab at Michigan State University (PERL@MSU) is an interdisciplinary collaboration that studies: how students in learn physics and engage in physics practice, social and contextual factors that promote student learning and engagement, assessments (conceptual learning, epistemology, and practice), and educational technology use and practice.
We support work in a variety of contexts from pre-college to post-graduate. Our research group includes faculty, staff, postdocs, and students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the College of Education, Lyman Briggs College, the CREATE for STEM Institute, and Science Studies at State.
PERL co-director Danny Caballero and colleagues published Thematic analysis of 18 years of physics education research conference proceedings using natural language processing in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle has been awarded tenure.
PERL alumuna Alanna Pawlak and PERL professors Paul Irving and Danny Caballero published Learning assistant approaches to teaching computational physics problems in a problem-based learning course in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
Rachel publishes two papers about modified module analysis in Physical Review Physics Education Research: Extending modified module analysis to include correct responses: Analysis of the Force Concept Inventory & Exploring the structure of misconceptions in the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation with modified module analysis.