Discipline-Based Science Education Research
First EditionStephanie Slater; Tim Slater; Janelle M. Bailey©2011
Written for scientists who want to learn more about how science education research is done and how to get started in discipline-based education research, this book provides an introduction to the philosophical and practical differences between more familiar traditional scientific research and the more unfamiliar domain of sociological research. The authors provide rubber-meets-the- road guidance for getting projects off the ground, to help both first-time and experienced researchers improve classroom practice and contribute to the knowledge base on the teaching and learning of science.
Table of Contents
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?
A Test Of Astronomy STandards (TOAST)
B Attitudes Toward Science Inventory (ATSI)
C Research Involving Human Subjects
About the Authors