Discipline-Based Science Education Research
First Edition   ©2011

Discipline-Based Science Education Research

A Scientist's Guide

Stephanie J. Slater (CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research) , Timothy F. Slater (University of Wyoming) , Janelle M. Bailey (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-6586-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-6586-7; Format: Cloth Text, 110 pages

Foreword
Preface
How to Use This Book
 
1  Introduction: Why Does a Scientist Need to Read a Book About (Education) Research?
 
2  Research Design: The Question Is the Thing
 
3  Big Ideas to Start With: What Do We Already Know About Teaching and Learning?
 
4  Quantitative Methods: Show Me the Numbers
 
5  Qualitative and Interpretive Methods: Revealing Understanding
 
6  Publishing: We Celebrate Galileo Because He Bothered to Write It Down
 
7  Evaluation and Action Research: Investigations With Different Purposes
 
Wrapping It Up: Where Do We Go From Here?
 
Appendices
A  Test Of Astronomy STandards (TOAST)
B  Attitudes Toward Science Inventory (ATSI)
C  Research Involving Human Subjects
 
References
About the Authors