Physics Education Research Lab
WVU, UConn, MSU collaboration produces module analysis paper on the CSEMREAD 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 members Nick Young and Danny Caballero contributed to Investigating institutional influence on graduate program admissions by modeling physics Graduate Record Examination cutoff scores which was published in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
As part of a collaboration, PERL professor Rachel Henderson contributed to the paper Mediational effect of prior preparation on performance differences of students underrepresented in physics published in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
As part of a WVU, UConn, and MSU collaboration, PERL professor Rachel Henderson published Applying module analysis to the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
PERL professors Paul Irving, Daryl McPadden, and Danny Caballero published Communities of practice as a curriculum design theory in an introductory physics class for engineers in Physical Review Physics Education Research.