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2013

"Analytic framework for students' use of mathematics in upper-division physics"
Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Daniel A. Rehn and Steven J. Pollock, Phys. Rev. ST: Phys. Educ. Res. 9, 020119 (2013). PRST-PER

"Interactive simulations as implicit support for guided-inquiry"
Emily B. Moore, Timothy A. Herzog and Katherine K. Perkins,Chem. Educ. Res. Pract. 14 (2013). pdf

"The Art and Science of Hyperbolic Tessellations"
Benjamin Van Dusen and R.P. Taylor, Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences 17, 317 (2013). NDPLS

"Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism"
Bethany R. Wilcox and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2013, AIP Press (2013). pdf

"Constructing a Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Quantum Physics from an Open-ended Tool"
Homeyra Sadaghiani, John Miller, Steven J. Pollock and Daniel Rehn, PERC Proceedings 2013, AIP Press (2013).pdf

"Developing Tutorials for Advanced Students: Processes and Lessons Learned"
Charles Baily, Michael Dubson and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2013, AIP Press (2013).pdf

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2012

"Early Atomic Models - From Mechanical to Quantum (1904-1913)"
Charles Baily, Eur. Phys. J. H, DOI: 10.1140/epjh/e2012-30009-7. (2012) pdf
Final version available at www.epjh.org

"Preparing tutorial and recitation instructors: A pedagogical approach to focusing attention on content and student reasoning"
Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein, Am. J. Phys. 80, 1020 (2012). AJP

"Thinking like a physicist: A multi-semester case study of junior-level electricity and magnetism"
Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock, Rachel E. Pepper, and Katherine K. Perkins, Am. J. Phys. 80, 923 (2012). AJP

"Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics diagnostic: A conceptual assessment for the junior level"
S. V. Chasteen, R. E. Pepper, M. D. Caballero, S. J. Pollock, and K. K. Perkins, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 8, 020108 (2012). PRST-PER

"Transforming the junior level: Outcomes from instruction and research in E&M"
Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock, Rachel E. Pepper, and Katherine K. Perkins, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 8, 020107 (2012). PRST-PER

"Research-Based Course Materials and Assessments for Upper-Division Electrodynamics (E&M II)"
Charles Baily, Michael Dubson and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012).pdf

"Impacts of Curricular Change: Implications from 8 Years of Data in Introductory Physics"
Steven J. Pollock and Noah Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012).pdf

"How a Gender Gap in Belonging Contributes to the Gender Gap in Physics Participation"
Jane G. Stout, Tiffany A. Ito, Noah D. Finkelstein and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012).pdf

"Influencing Students’ Relationships With Physics Through Culturally Relevant Tools"
Ben Van Dusen and Valerie Otero, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012).pdf

"Changing Identities and Evolving Conceptions of Inquiry through Teacher-Driven Professional Development"
Ben Van Dusen, Mike Ross and Valerie Otero, Proc. 2012 National Association of Research on Science Teaching Conference (2012). pdf

"Challenging Traditional Assumptions of Secondary Science through the PET Curriculum"
Mike Ross and Valerie Otero, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"3rd grade English language learners making sense of sound"
Enrique Suarez and Valerie Otero, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Impacting University Physics Students Through Participation In Informal Science"
Kathleen Hinko and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Promoting Children’s Agency And Communication Skills in an Informal Science Program"
Rosemary Wulf, Kathleen Hinko and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"ACER: A Framework on the Use of Mathematics in Upper-division Physics"
Marcos D. Caballero, Bethany R. Wilcox, Rachel E. Pepper and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Upper-division Student Understanding of Coulomb’s Law: Difficulties with Continuous Charge Distributions"
Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Rachel E. Pepper and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Guiding Without Feeling Guided: Implicit Scaffolding Through Interactive Simulation Design"
Ariel Paul, Noah Podolefsky and Katherine Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Affordances of Play for Student Agency and Student-Centered Pedagogy"
Noah Podolefsky, Danny Rehn and Katherine Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Applying a Framework for Characterizing Physics Teaching Assistants’ Beliefs and Practicesy"
Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2012, AIP Press (2012). pdf

"Observations on student difficulties with mathematics in upper-division electricity and magnetism"
Rachel E. Pepper, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock, and Katherine K. Perkins, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 8, 010111 (2012). PRST-PER

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2011

"Towards research-based strategies for using PhET simulations in middle school physical science classes"
K. K. Perkins, E. Moore, N. Podolefsky, K. Lancaster and C. Denison, PERC Proceedings 2011, 1413 AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Transforming the advanced lab: Part I - Learning goals"
Benjamin Zwickl, Noah Finkelstein and H. J. Lewandowski, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Interpretive Themes in Quantum Physics: Curriculum Development and Outcomes"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Replicating a Self-Affirmation Intervention to Address Gender Differences: Successes and Challenges"
Lauren E. Kost-Smith, Steven J. Pollock, Noah D. Finkelstein, Geoffrey L. Cohen, Tiffany A. Ito and Akira Miyake, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Toward an Analytic Framework of Physics Teaching Assistants’ Pedagogical Knowledge"
Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Physics Education Research Funding Census"
Charles Henderson, Ramón Barthelemy, Noah Finkelstein & Jose Mestre, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Issues and Progress in Transforming a Middle-division Classical Mechanics/Math Methods Course"
Steven J. Pollock, Rachel E. Pepper, and Alysia D. Marino, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Multiple Roles of Assessment In Upper-Division Physics Course Reforms"
Steven Pollock, Rachel Pepper, Stephanie Chasteen, Katherine Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Facilitating Faculty Conversations: Development of Consensus Learning Goals"
Rachel E. Pepper, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock and Katherine K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Teasing Out the Effect of Tutorials via Multiple Regression"
Stephanie V. Chasteen, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Successes and Constraints in the Enactment of a Reform"
May Lee, Melissa Dancy, Charles Henderson and Eric Brewe, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Teacher-Driven Professional Development and the Pursuit of a Sophisticated Understanding of Inquiry"
Mike Ross, Ben Van Dusen, Samson Sherman and Valerie Otero, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Changing Roles and Identities in a Teacher-Driven Professional Development Community"
Ben Van Dusen and Valerie Otero, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"Effects of the Learning Assistant Experience on In-Service Teachers’ Practices"
Kara E. Gray, David C. Webb and Valerie K. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011). pdf

"But Does It Last? Sustaining a Research-Based Curriculum in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism"
Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Pepper, Steven J. Pollock, Katherine K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2011, AIP Press (2011) pdf

"A Thoughtful Approach to Instruction: Course transformation for the rest of us"
Stephanie V. Chasteen, Katherine K. Perkins, Paul D. Beale, Steven J. Pollock & Carl E. Wieman, Journal of College Science Teaching 40 (4), 70 (2011) pdf

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2010

"Do Concept Inventories Actually Measure Anything?"
Colin S. Wallace and Janelle M. Bailey, Astronomy Education Review 9, 010116 (2010) pdf

"Development and Validation of Instruments to Measure Learning of Expert-Like Thinking."
W. K. Adams & C. E. Wieman, International Journal of Science Education iFirst, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2010.512369 1-24 (2010). pdf

"Reducing the Gender Achievement Gap in College Science: A Classroom Study of Values Affirmation"
A. Miyake, L.E. Kost-Smith, N.D. Finkelstein, S.J. Pollock, G.L. Cohen & T.A. Ito, Science 330, 1234 (2010). pdf, Supporting Online Material

"Design principles for effective physics instruction: A case from Physics and Everyday Thinking."
F. Goldberg, V. Otero & S. Robinson, American Journal of Physics 78 (12) 1265 (2010). pdf

"A Physics Department’s Role in Preparing Physics Teachers: The Colorado Learning Assistant Model."
Valerie Otero, Steven Pollock & Noah Finkelstein, American Journal of Physics 78 (11) 1218 (2010). pdf

"Factors Promoting Engaged Exploration with Computer Simulations"
Noah S. Podolefsky, Katherine K. Perkins and Wendy K. Adams, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch (In Press) pdf

"Upper-division students' difficulties with Ampere's law"
Colin S. Wallace and Stephanie V. Chasteen, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 020115 (2010) pdf

"The construction of different classroom norms during Peer Instruction: Students perceive differences."
Chandra Turpen and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 020123 (2010) pdf

"Refined Characterization of Student Perspectives on Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 020113 (2010) pdf

"Gender disparities in second-semester college physics: The incremental effects of a 'smog of bias'"
L.E. Kost-Smith, S.J. Pollock, & N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6 (2), 020112 (2010) pdf

"Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies"
Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"The use of concept tests and peer instruction in upper-division physics"
Steven J. Pollock, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Michael Dubson, Katherine K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Why do faculty try research based instructional strategies?"
Melissa Dancy, Chandra Turpen, and Charles Henderson, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Faculty Perspectives On Using Peer Instruction: A National Study"
Chandra Turpen, Melissa Dancy, and Charles Henderson, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Are Learning Assistants Better K-12 Science Teachers?"
Kara E. Gray, David C. Webb, and Valerie K. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Gender Differences in Physics 1: The Impact of a Self-Affirmation Intervention"
Lauren E. Kost-Smith, Steven J. Pollock, Noah D. Finkelstein, Geoffrey L. Cohen, Tiffany A. Ito & Akira Miyake, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Interpretation in Quantum Physics as Hidden Curriculum"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010) pdf

"Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science"
Rosemary Wulf, Laurel M. Mayhew & Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Characterizing Complexity of Computer Simulations and Implications for Student Learning"
Noah S. Podolefsky, Wendy K. Adams, Kelly Lancaster & Katherine K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Our best juniors still struggle with Gauss’s Law: Characterizing their difficulties"
Rachel E. Pepper, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Steven J. Pollock & Katherine K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2010, AIP Press (2010). pdf

"Teaching and Understanding of Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Courses"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 6, 010101 (2010) pdf

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2009

"Not all interactive engagement is the same: Variations in physics professors' implementation of Peer Instruction"
Chandra Turpen and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 5, 020101 (2009). pdf

"Longitudinal study of student conceptual understanding in electricity and magnetism."
Steven J. Pollock, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 5, 020110 (2009). pdf

"Tracking Recitation Instructors' Awareness of Student Conceptual Difficulties"
Benjamin T. Spike and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Faculty Disagreement about the Teaching of Quantum Mechanics"
M. Dubson, S. Goldhaber, S. Pollock and K. Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Transforming Upper-Division Quantum Mechanics: Learning Goals and Assessment"
Steve Goldhaber, Steven Pollock, Mike Dubson, Paul Beale and Katherine Perkins, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Measuring Students’ Beliefs about Physics in Saudi Arabia"
H. Alhadlaq1, F. Alshaya1, S. Alabdulkareem1, K. K. Perkins, W. K. Adams, and C.E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Student Perspectives on Using Clickers in Upper-division Physics Courses"
Katherine K. Perkins & Chandra Turpen, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Quantum Interpretations in Modern Physics Instruction"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Student Choices when Learning with Computer Simulations"
Noah S. Podolefsky, Wendy K. Adams, and Carl E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Computer simulations to classrooms: tools for change"
Noah S. Podolefsky, Katherine K. Perkins, & Wendy K. Adams, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Learning To Communicate About Science In Everyday Language Through Informal Science Education"
Laurel M. Mayhew and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Promoting Children’s Understanding And Interest In Science Through Informal Science Education"
Jessica E. Bartley, Laurel M. Mayhew, Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Towards Understanding Classroom Culture: Students’ Perceptions of Tutorials"
Chandra Turpen, Noah D. Finkelstein and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Analysis of Former Learning Assistants’ Views on Cooperative Learning"
Kara E. Gray and Valerie K. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Unpacking Gender Differences in Students’ Perceived Experiences in Introductory Physics"
Lauren E. Kost, Steven J. Pollock and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Cognitive Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism"
Steven J. Pollock and Stephanie V. Chasteen, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic"
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"A Research-Based Approach to Assessing Student Learning Issues in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism"
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Longer term impacts of transformed courses on student conceptual understanding of E&M"
Steven J. Pollock and Stephanie V. Chasteen, PERC Proceedings 2009, AIP Press (2009). pdf

"Effect of a Dynamic Learning Tutorial on Undergraduate Students' Understanding of Heat and the First Law of Thermodynamics"
J. Barbera and C. E. Wieman, The Chemical Educator, 14, 45-48 (2009) pdf

"Development of Quantum Perspectives in Modern Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 5, 010106 (2009) pdf

"Characterizing the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics."
L.E. Kost, S.J. Pollock, & N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch 5, 010101 (2009). pdf

"A research-based curriculum for teaching the photoelectric effect."
S. B. McKagan, W. Handley, K. K. Perkins and C. E. Wieman, American Journal of Physics 77 87 (2009). pdf

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2008

"Institutionalizing reform in introductory physics"
Chandra Turpen and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008). pdf

"Students know what physicists believe, but they don’t agree: A study using the CLASS survey."
Kara E. Gray, Wendy K. Adams, Carl E. Wieman, and Katherine K. Perkins, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch, 4, 020106 (2008). pdf

"A Study of Educational Simulations Part I - Engagement and Learning."
W. K. Adams, S. Reid, R. LeMaster, S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, M. Dubson and C. E. Wieman, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(3), 397-419, July 2008. pdf

"A Study of Educational Simulations Part II - Interface Design."
W. K. Adams, S. Reid, R. LeMaster, S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, M. Dubson and C. E. Wieman, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(4), 551-577, October 2008. pdf

"The Persistence of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics."
L.E. Kost, S.J. Pollock, & N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2008, 139-142, AIP Press (2008). pdf

"Comparing student learning with multiple research-based conceptual surveys: CSEM and BEMA."
Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008). pdf

"Attitudinal gains across multiple universities using the Physics and Everyday Thinking curriculum"
V. Otero and K. Gray, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch, 4, 020104 (2008) pdf

"Pre-service elementary teachers' conceptions of their students' prior knowledge."
V. Otero and M. Nathan, Journal of Research in Science Teaching 45 (4) (2008). pdf

"Transforming Upper-Division Electricity and Magnetism"
Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008). pdf

"Student Perspectives in Quantum Physics"
Charles Baily and Noah D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2008, AIP Press (2008). pdf

"Sustaining Educational Reforms in Introductory Physics"
Steven J. Pollock and Noah D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch, 4, 010110 (2008) pdf

"Patterns of multiple representation use by experts and novices during physics problem solving"
P. Kohl and N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 4, 010111 (2008). Link to PRST

"Preparing Graduate Students to be Educators"
E. Price and N.D. Finkelstein, American Journal of Physics, (in press, anticipated 2008).

"Why we should teach the Bohr model and how to teach it effectively."
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins and C. E. Wieman, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 4, 010103 (2008). pdf

"Developing and Researching PhET simulations for Teaching Quantum Mechanics."
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, M. Dubson, C. Malley, S. Reid, R. LeMaster, and C. E. Wieman, American Journal of Physics 76 p.406 (2008). pdf

"A deeper look at student learning of quantum mechanics: the case of tunneling."
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman, Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 4, 020103 (2008) pdf

"Modifying and Validating the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Use in Chemistry"
J. Barbera, W.K. Adams, C.E. Wieman, and K.K. Perkins, J.Chem.Ed., 85, 1435 (2008) Link to J.Chem.Ed.

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2007

"Problem Solving Skill Evaluation Instrument - Validation Studies."
W.K. Adams and C.E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2006 (2007), AIP Press. pdf

"Oersted Medal Lecture 2007: Interactive Simulations for teaching physics: What works, what doesn't and why."
C.E. Wieman, K.K. Perkins & W.K. Adams, American Journal of Physics. 76, 393-99. pdf

"Analogical Scaffolding and Learning Abstract Ideas in Physics: empirical studies."
N. S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 3, 020104, 16 pgs (2007). link to PRST

"Research-Based Practices for Effective Clicker Use"
C. Keller, N. D. Finkelstein, K. Perkins, S. J. Pollock, C. Turpen, and M. Dubson, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Investigating the Source of the Gender Gap in Introductory Physics"
L. E. Kost, S. J. Pollock, and N. D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Learning to Think Like Scientists with the PET Curriculum"
V. K. Otero and K. E. Gray, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Salience of Representations and Analogies in Physics"
N. S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Expert and Novice Use of Multiple Representations during Physics Problem Solving"
P. B. Kohl and N. D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Understanding How Physics Faculty Use Peer Instruction"
C. Turpen and N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"A Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Curriculum on Conceptual Understanding in E&M."
S. J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2007, AIP Press. pdf

"Analogical scaffolding and the learning of abstract ideas in physics: An example from electromagnetic waves."
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 3, 010109 (2007). link to PRST

"Strongly and Weakly Directed Approaches to Teaching Multiple Representation Use in Physics."
P. Kohl, D. Rosengrant and N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 3, 010108 (2007). link to PRST

"Reducing the Gender Gap in the Physics Classroom."
S. J. Pollock, N.D. Finkelstein and L. Kost, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 3, 010107 (2007). link to PRST

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2006

"Beyond Concepts: Transfer from Inquiry-Based Physics to Elementary Classrooms"
D. Harlow and V. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2006, AIP Press. pdf

"Reframing analogy: framing as a mechanism of analogy use."
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2006. AIP Press. Melville NY (2006). pdf

"Assessing the Effectiveness of a Computer Simulation in Introductory Undergraduate Environments."
C.J. Keller, N.D. Finkelstein, K.K. Perkins, and S.J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2006. AIP Press. Melville NY, 883, 121 (2006).

"Chemistry vs. Physics: A Comparison of How Biology Majors View Each Discipline."
K.K. Perkins, J. Barbera, W.K. Adams, and C.E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2006. AIP Press. Melville NY, 883, 53 (2006). pdf

"Sustaining Change: Instructor Effects in Transformed Large Lecture Courses."
S. Pollock, N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2006, AIP Press. Melville NY (2006) full piece

"Reforming a large lecture modern physics course for engineering majors using a PER-based design."
S. B. McKagan, K. K. Perkins, and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2006, AIP Press. Melville NY (2006) full piece

"Use of analogy in learning physics: The role of representations."
N.S. Podolefsky and N.D. Finkelstein, PhysRev: ST Phys Ed. Rsrch. 2, 020101 (2006) abstract and full piece

"High-Tech Tools for Teaching Physics: the Physics Education Technology Project."
N.D. Finkelstein, W. Adams, C. Keller, K. Perkins, C. Wieman and the PhET Team, Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, (Sept 2006). abstract or full piece.

"Who is Responsible for Preparing Science Teachers?"
V. Otero, N.D. Finkelstein, R. McCray, and S. Pollock, Science. 313(5786), 445-446 (July 28, 2006). abstract and full piece and supporting material

"Assessing the effectiveness of a computer simulation in conjunction with Tutorials in Introductory Physics in undergraduate physics recitations."
C.J. Keller, N.D. Finkelstein, K.K. Perkins, and S.J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2005. Abstract or full piece

"Evaluating a model of research-based practices for teacher preparation in a physics department: Colorado PhysTEC."
N. D. Finkelstein, C. Turpen, S. Pollock, M. Dubson, S. Iona, C. Keller, and V. Otero. Proceedings of the 2005 PERC, AIP Press. Melville NY, 818, 3 (2006) full piece

"PhET: Interactive simulations for teaching and learning physics."
K. K. Perkins, W. K. Adams, M. Dubson, N. D. Finkelstein, S. Reid, C. Wieman, R. LeMaster, The Physics Teacher 44(1), 18 (2006). full piece

"Towards characterizing the relationship between students' self-reported interest in and their surveyed beliefs about physics."
K. K. Perkins, M. M. Gratny, W. K. Adams, N. D. Finkelstein and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2005. AIP Press. Melville NY, 818, 137 (2006). full piece

"Exploring student understanding of energy through the quantum mechanics conceptual survey."
S. B. McKagan and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2005. (2006) full piece

"Talking to learn physics and learning to talk physics."
D. Harlow and V. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2005. (2006) pdf

"Transferring transformations: Learning gains, student attitudes, and the impact of multiple instructors in large lecture classes."
S. J. Pollock, PERC Proceedings 2005. (2006) full piece

"A new instrument for measuring student beliefs about physics and learning physics: the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey."
W. K. Adams, K. K. Perkins, N. Podolefsky, M. Dubson, N. D. Finkelstein and C. E. Wieman, Phys. Rev ST: Phys. Educ. Res. 2, 1, 010101 (2006). full piece

"The effect of instructional environment on physics students' representational skills."
P.B. Kohl and N.D. Finkelstein, Phys. Rev. ST: Phys. Educ. Res., 2, 1, 010102 (2006). full piece

"The perceived value of college physics textbooks: Students and instructors may not see eye to eye."
N. S. Podolefsky and N. D. Finkelstein, The Physics Teacher, Sept 2006. draft and materials

"Effects of representation on students solving physics problems: A fine grained characterization."
P. Kohl and N. Finkelstein, Physical Review: Spec Top. PER, 2,1, 010106 (2006). full piece

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2005

"When learning about the real world is better done virtually: A study of substituting computer simulations for laboratory equipment."
N.D. Finkelstein, W.K. Adams, C. Keller, P. Kohl, K.K. Perkins, N. Podolefsky, S. Reid, R. LeMaster, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 1, 010103 (2005). full piece

"Can computer simulations replace real equipment in undergraduate laboratories?"
N. D. Finkelstein, K. K. Perkins, W. Adams, P. Kohl, and N. Podolefsky, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

"The design and validation of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey."
W. K. Adams, K. K. Perkins, M. Dubson, N. D. Finkelstein and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

"Correlating student attitudes with student learning using the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey."
K. K. Perkins, W. K. Adams, N. D. Finkelstein, S. J. Pollock, and C. E. Wieman, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

"Transforming physics education."
C. E. Wieman and K. K. Perkins, Physics Today, November 2005, 58(11), p.36-41. full piece

"Replicating and understanding successful innovations: Implementing tutorials in introductory physics."
N. D. Finkelstein and S. J. Pollock, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 1, 010101 (2005). full piece

"Collaborating to create physics lessons."
D. B. Harlow and V. K. Otero, Science and Children, Feb 2005, pp. 31-35.full piece

"The surprising impact of seat location on student performance."
K. K. Perkins and C. E. Wieman, The Physics Teacher, 43, 30, 2005. full piece

"Learning physics in context: a study of student learning about electricity and magnetism."
N. D. Finkelstein, International Journal of Science Education 27:1187, 2005. Draft version: Abstract or full piece

"Student representational competence, self-assessment, and problem solving in physics."
P. Kohl and N.D. Finkelstein, Phys. Rev. ST: Phys. Educ. Res. 1, 010104 (2005). full piece

"Learning physics by listening to children."
D. Harlow and V. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) pdf

"Representational format, student choice, and problem solving in physics."
P. Kohl. and N. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

"Seeding change: The challenges of transfer and transformation of educational practice and research in physics (Part I)."
N. D. Finkelstein and E. Price, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

"Seeding change II: The challenges of transfer and transformation of educational practice and research in physics (Part II)."
E. Price and N. D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2004. (2005) Abstract or full piece

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2004

"WebWatch: PhET."
K. K. Perkins and C. Wieman, submitted to Physics Education, 2004.

(student thesis) "Examining teacher expectations about physics homework."
Heather Demarest, honors thesis, Department of Physics, Spring 2004. Abstract or full text

"Teaching and learning physics: A model for coordinating physics instruction, outreach, and research."
N. Finkelstein, Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. October 2004. Abstract or full piece

"Increasing student engagement in large classes: A departmental case study."
S. Pollock and K. K. Perkins, Forum on Education of the American Physical Society, Spring 2004. full piece

"When the classroom isn't in school: The construction of scientific knowledge in an after-school setting."
N. Finkelstein and Margaret A. Gallego, in "Establishing scientific classroom discourse communities: Multiple voices of research on teaching and learning." Edited by Randy Yerrick and Wolff-Michael Roth, Lawrence Erlbaum 2004. full piece

"Reformed laboratories for algebra based physics: Revised labs and studies."
Chris Keller and N. Finkelstein, full piece

"Bridging critical points: Discontinuities in high school and university physics education."
N.D. Finkelstein, PERC Proceedings 2003. (2004) Abstract or full piece

"An examination of children's scientific argumentation."
D. Harlow and V. Otero, PERC Proceedings 2003. (2004) pdf

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2003

"Coordinating physics and education instruction."
N. Finkelstein, Journal of College Science Teaching, Sept 2003. Abstract or full piece

"Cognitive processes and the learning of physics part II: Mediated action."
V. Otero, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", edited by M. Vicentini and E.F. Redish (IOS Press, Amsterdam), July, 2003, Varenna, Italy full piece

"Cognitive processes and the learning of physics part I: The evolution of knowledge from a Vygotskian perspective."
V. Otero, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", edited by M. Vicentini and E.F. Redish (IOS Press, Amsterdam), July, 2003, Varenna, Italy full piece

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