Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry, and the School of Biological Sciences.

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2016

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Improving Science Student Retention: A Survey Tool to Measure First-year Students’ Likelihood to Remain at UNL, Mark E. Burbach and Shannon Moncure

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Spatial Skills & Introductory Computing, Steve Cooper

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Teaching and research in SCIL 101: Science and Decision-making for a Complex World, Jenny Dauer

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Put Away Your Phone and Learn! How technology engages or disengages students and… When it is good that your students are confused, Douglas K. Duncan

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The Scientific Teaching Practices Survey for Undergraduate STEM Courses, Mary F. Durham, Jenny K. Knight, and Brian Couch

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Author Rights, Sue Ann Gardner and Paul Royster

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Remember EMBeRS: Model-based Reasoning, Collaborative Teams and Much More!, David Gosselin

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Benefits of using R for DBER, Jordan Harshman

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Clicker use in introductory biology: Impacts on exam performance, Joanna K. Hubbard

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Using Interactive Engagement Strategies to Enhance Learning in College Science Courses, Bailey Z. Kreager and Leilani Arthurs

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Knowledge and tasks connecting elementary, secondary, and disciplinary mathematics, Yvonne Lai

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A Case of High School Earth and Space Science Education in the Great Plains, Elizabeth Lewis and Jia Lu

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Student-Teacher Affect in STEM College Course Transformation, Matthew T. Patton and Leilani Arthurs

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A Retrospective on Student Learning and Acceptance of Evolutionary Science, Lawrence C. Scharmann

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Collegiate Active Learning Calculus Survey (CALCS): Adapting an instrument and using results, Wendy M. Smith

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Using Just-in-Time Teaching in a Flipped Undergraduate Biological Systems Engineering Course, Jeyamkondan Subbiah

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Data Management, Jennifer L. Thoegersen

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Enriching Student’s Online Homework Experience in Pre-Calculus Courses: Hints and Cognitive Supports, Nathan Wakefield

2015

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Introduction to Educational Measurement: Cramming a semester­long course into a one‐hour presentation, Tony Albano

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Grounded Theory’s Contested Family of Methods: Historical and Contemporary Applications, Wayne A. Babchuk

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Research‐driven facilitation of systems thinking with computational models in life sciences education, Heather E. Bergan-Roller, Nicholas Galt, Tomáš Helikar, and Joseph T. Dauer

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The New Library: An Integrated Service Model, Lorna M. Dawes

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Engaging Teenagers with Science through Comics, Judy Diamond

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The Effectiveness of E‐Coaching in Rural Science Classrooms, Gwen Nugent

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Understanding Student Motivation and Strategic Engagement in Computer Science and STEM Courses, Duane F. Shell and Leen-Kiat Soh

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NebraskaMATH: Sharing Findings from a Statewide Partnership, Wendy M. Smith

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Transforming Precalculus Instruction: Evidence-Based Course Design, Wendy M. Smith

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Integrating Computational Creativity Exercises into Classes, Leen-Kiat Soh and Duane F. Shell

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Climate change skeptics teach climate literacy? A content analysis of children’s books, Julie Thomas

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Vehicles on the Road to Reform, Julie Thomas and Sandra B. Cooper

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Measurement of Faculty’s Fidelity of Implementation of Peer Instruction following an Intensive Professional Development Workshop, Trisha Vickrey, Kaitlyn Rosploch, and Marilyne Stains

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The Effects of An Early Intervention Mastery Activity in the Mathematics Department, Nathan Wakefield, Joe Champion, Doug Dailey, and Jessalyn Bolkema

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Is it still science if you don’t call it ‘science’? Discovery orientation and science identity among middle school youth., Patricia Wonch Hill and Julia McQuillan

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International Students in Their Own Country: Motivation of Vietnamese Graduate Students to Attend Vietnamese-German University, Christina W. Yao

2014

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Interactive Usage of Demonstration Videos: An Experimental Evaluation, Ryan Anderson, Shiyuan Wang, Lisa M. PytlikZillig, and Kevin M. Lee

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Learning Catalytics Workshop, Chad Brassil

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The Mindful Learning Model, David W. Brooks, Guy Trainin, and Khalid Sayood

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Development of an interactive water management role‐playing game as an educational tool representing the central Nebraska Platte River valley social‐economic‐ecological system, Victoria Chraibi, Nathan Rossman, Anil Giri, Noelle Hart, and Zion Schell

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Systems Thinking with Biology Models, Joseph Dauer

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Gaps and Opportunities: STE(A)M in Early Childhood Education, Tonia Renee Durden

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Development of an Empirically‐based Learning Performances Framework for 3rd‐grade Students’ Model-based Explanations about Water, Cory Forbes

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The Cedar Point Experience, 40 years of field based, experiential learning, Jon Garbisch

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Student Retention in STEM: Exploration of the Gender Gap, Olha Ketsman and Carolina C. Ilie

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Slowly Rolling Over a Genetics Classroom, Donald Lee

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The Development of a Valid and Reliable Biogeochemistry Concept Inventory, Chris Mead

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Brain Science and STEM Learning, Dennis L. Molfese

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Center for Brain Biology & Behavior, Dennis L. Molfese and Victoria J. Molfese

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Pre‐service Teachers’ Use of Content Knowledge to Inform Formative Assessment Strategies in an Integrated Life Sciences Methods Course, Jaime Sabel and Cory Forbes

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Stormwater Management Education in Nebraska: Integrating Extension, Teaching, and Research, David P. Shelton and Steven Rodie

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Using Survey Methodology to Improve Surveys Related to Science and Engineering, Jolene Smyth

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Data Connections RETA: DBER, Quality Improvement in Education and Statistical Modeling, Walter Stroup

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Science as a Second Language, Stephanie Wessels

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iContact: Digital Feedback Offered and Used (or not!) in a Clinical Graduate Course, Kathleen Wilson and Laurie A. Friedrich

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Third‐grade students’ engagement with systems modeling for plant life, Laura Zangori

2013

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ElemenTS: Elementary Teachers of Science – Building Collaborations between Content and Pedagogy Communities, Krista Adams and Jenny Melander

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Food Safety Education for Hispanic and Native American Audiences Using the Conceptual Change Model, Julie A. Albrecht

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ThinkAboutIt: A framework for learner-learner and learner‐expert interactions, Roger Bruning

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Assessing Retention in Two Freshman Natural Resource Orientation Courses, Mark E. Burbach and Shannon Moncure

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An Examination of How Women and Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minorities Experience Barriers in Biomedical Research and Medical Programs, Devasmita Chakraverty

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Steps in Conducting a Scholarly Mixed Methods Study, John W. Creswell

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Transformations in Matter and Energy: Student Learning and Inquiry to Inform Teaching, Jenny Dauer

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Do interactions between motor and visual codes facilitate visuospatial memory?: The influence of action on memory performance: When does it help you, when does it hurt you, Michael Dodd

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Put Your Phone Down Please: Digital Devices and Student Performance, Douglas Duncan

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Learning to Teach English in Urban Schools: The Role of Bipolar Disciplinary Aims, Lauren Gatti

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Highlights of the NSF Sponsored Introductory Biology Project (IBP) Conference, William V. Glider

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Creating Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Support and Understand Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Ruth Heaton, Wendy M. Smith, and Traci Kutaka

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UNL Life Sciences Initiative, Tiffany Heng-Moss and John Osterman

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Educating Highly‐qualified Science Teachers, Elizabeth Lewis, Aaron Musson, and Jia Lu

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Question Order Effects on a General Chemistry Concept Inventory, Travis Lund

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Educative Supports for Teachers in Middle School Mathematics Curriculum Materials: What is Offered and How is It Expressed?, Lorraine Males

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Understanding the gap between research and practice: Chemistry faculty's awareness and reported implementation of evidence-based instructional practices (EBIPs), Matthew Moffitt

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Teaching of Biology: Including ELSI Activities in the Introductory Biology Classroom, Thomas Jack Morris and Lisa M. PytlikZillig

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Undergraduate Life Sciences Curriculum, John Osterman and Tiffany Heng-Moss

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The Influence of Perception on a Developmental Transition in Spatial Working Memory, Anne R. Schutte

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Tornado Knowledge and Perceptions as an Influence on Safety Actions Taken: Preliminary Results, Matthew S. Van Den Broeke

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Inquiry‐based Formative Assessment for Improving Student Learning, Kathleen M. Wilson and Robert C. Calfee

2012

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Beginning chemistry teachers: a longitudinal study of the triplet relationship, Krista Adams

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Beginning Secondary Science Teachers’ PCK: Atomic Structure, Krista Adams

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Concept Inventory Design for Determining Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Oceanography, Leilani Arthurs

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The National Academy of Sciences Workshop on Assessments in Science Courses, Leilani Arthurs

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Discipline‐Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering, Stacey Lowery Bretz

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Preparing STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants to Teach, Sue Ellen DeChenne

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NanoScience Outreach, Stephen Ducharme

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Insects as Teaching Tools, Doug Golick

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Developing an Introductory Statistics Course for Pre‐service Elementary Teachers, Jennifer Green

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Studies on the Relationship between High School Preparation and Performance in College General Chemistry, Mark A. Griep

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Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching, Steven D. Harris, Anisa Kaenjak Angeletti, and John Osterman

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The History and Impact of a College‐Level Field‐Based Course on Learner and Community Development, David M. Harwood and Leilani Arthurs

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ADVANCing women in STEM: why we need it, what we've learned, Mary Anne Holmes

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The Unified Learning Model: How Motivational, Cognitive, and Neurobiological Sciences Inform Best Teaching Practices, Douglas Kauffman and Duane F. Shell

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Web-based Assessment at UNL: Promise and Challenges, Kevin M. Lee

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Improving undergraduate education through active learning spaces, Thomas Jack Morris

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NebraskaSCIENCE, Jon E. Pedersen and Tiffany Heng-Moss

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Climate Change Education – What works and why?, Frank R. Rack

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Making Teaching and Learning Visible, Paul Savory

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Young Children’s Understanding of Conservation Concepts, Julia Torquati

2011

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Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) Group Meeting — Monday, October 24, 2011, Leilani Arthurs

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Framework for Discipline‐Based Education Research: DBER meeting starter “nugget” : Series of 6, Leilani Arthurs

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Achievement Centered Education Program, Eric Malina

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Peer Review Article: Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Instructional Practices: An Analytic Review of the Literature, Marilyne Stains