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Rachel publishes two papers about modified module analysis

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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 EducationLyman Briggs College, the CREATE for STEM Institute, and Science Studies at State.

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Danny Publishes Paper Analyzing the PERC Proceedings June 29, 2020 Danny Publishes Paper Analyzing the PERC Proceedings

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.

Vashti earns tenure June 26, 2020 Vashti earns tenure

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle has been awarded tenure.

PERL professors publish paper about LA approaches to teaching computational physics problems June 19, 2020 PERL professors publish paper about LA approaches to teaching computational physics problems

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 May 1, 2020 Rachel publishes two papers about modified module analysis

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.

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