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Publications

2012

Non-Scientific Beliefs Among Undergraduate Students
Chris Impey, Sanlyn Buxner, Jessie Antonellis
Astronomy Education Review 11(1), 010111


Teaching Physics with Hubble’s Law and Dark Matter
Colin S. Wallace and Ed Prather
American Journal of Physics, 80(5), 382-90


A Study of General Education Astronomy Students’ Understandings of Cosmology. Part III. Evaluating Four Conceptual Cosmology Surveys: An Item Response Theory Approach
Colin S. Wallace, Ed Prather, and Doug Duncan
Astronomy Education Review 11(1), 010103


A Study of General Education Astronomy Students’ Understandings of Cosmology. Part IV. Common Difficulties Students Experience with Cosmology
Colin S. Wallace, Ed Prather, and Doug Duncan
Astronomy Education Review, 11(1), 010104


A Study of General Education Astronomy Students’ Understandings of Cosmology. Part V. The Effects of a New Suite of Cosmology Lecture-Tutorials on Students’ Conceptual Knowledge
Colin S. Wallace, Edward E. Prather, & Douglas K. Duncan
International Journal of Science Education, 34(9), 1297-1314.


Astronomy CATS
Gina Brissenden, Edward E. Prather, Chris Impey
In Organizations, People and Strategies in Astronomy—Volume 1 (OPSA), Andre Heck, Editor, Venngeist, Duttlenheim, ISBN 978-2-9542677-0-8, 149-162.


Surveying Science Literacy Among Undergraduates: Insights From Open-Ended Responses
Jessie Antonellis, Sanlyn Buxner, Chris Impey, Hannah Sugarman
Journal of College Science Teaching, 41(3). p.82


Investigating Where Students Get Their Information About Science
Sanlyn Buxner, Chris Impey, Kitina Tijerino, and Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS)
Mercury, 24(4), 24-25


2011

A Twenty-Year Survey of Science Literacy Among College Undergraduates
Chris Impey, Sanlyn Buxner, Jessie Antonellis, Elizabeth Johnson, and Courtney King
Journal of College Science Teaching, 40(4). p.31


An investigation into introductory astronomy students' difficulties with cosmology, and the development, validation, and efficacy of a new suite of cosmology lecture-tutorials
Colin S. Wallace
UMI Number: 3453804


A Study of General Education Astronomy Students’ Understandings of Cosmology. Part I. Development and Validation of Four Conceptual Cosmology Surveys
Colin S. Wallace, Ed Prather, and Doug Duncan
Astronomy Education Review 10, 010106-1


A Study of General Education Astronomy Students’ Understandings of Cosmology. Part II. Evaluating Four Conceptual Cosmology Surveys: A Classical Test Theory Approach
Colin S. Wallace, Ed Prather, and Doug Duncan
Astronomy Education Review 10(1), 010107


Using Research to Bring Interactive Learning Strategies into General Education Mega-Courses
Ed Prather, Alex Rudolph, and Gina Brissenden
Peer Review, Summer 2011


Astrology Beliefs among Undergraduate Students
Hannah Sugarman, Chris Impey, Sanlyn Buxner, & Jessie Antonellis
Astronomy Education Review, 10, 010101-1


Development and Validation of the Star Properties Concept Inventory
Janelle M. Bailey, Bruce Johnson, Edward E. Prather, and Timothy F. Slater
International Journal of Science Education 2011, 1–30, iFirst Article


2010

A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy Part II: The Connection between Student Demographics and Learning
Alexander L. Rudolph, Edward E. Prather, Gina Brissenden, David Consiglio, & Vicente Gonzaga
Astronomy Education Review, 9, 010107-1


Do Concept Inventories Actually Measure Anything?
Colin S. Wallace and Janelle M. Bailey
Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010116


2009

Clickers as Data Gathering Tools and Students' Attitudes, Motivations, and Beliefs on Their Use in this Application
Edward E. Prather and Gina Brissenden
Astronomy Education Review, 8(1), 010103


The Interactive Assessment Instrument (IAI)
Edward E. Prather, Alexander L. Rudolph, and Gina Brissenden


Teaching and Learning Astronomy in the 21st Century
Edward E. Prather, Alexander L. Rudolph, Gina Brissenden
Physics Today, 62(9), October 2009


A National Study Assessing the Teaching and Learning of Introductory Astronomy. Part I. The Effect of Interactive Instruction
Edward E. Prather, Alexander L. Rudolph, Gina Brissenden, and Wayne M. Schlingman American Journal of Physics, 77(4), p. 320-330.


2008

Development and Application of a Situated Apprenticeship Approach to Professional Development of Astronomy Instructors
Edward E. Prather and Gina Brissenden
Astronomy Education Review, 7(2), p. 1.


2007

Development and Validation of the Light and Spectroscopy Concept Inventory
Erin M. Bardar, Edward E. Prather, Kenneth Brecher, and Timothy F. Slater
Astronomy Education Review, 5(2), 103.


2006

Effectiveness of Collaborative Ranking Tasks on Student Understanding of Key Astronomy Concepts
David W. Hudgins, Edward E. Prather, Diane J. Grayson, and Derck P. Smits
Astronomy Education Review, 5(1), p. 1.


Development of a concept inventory addressing students' beliefs and reasoning difficulties regarding the greenhouse effect
John Michael Keller
UMI Number: 3237466


2005

The Need for a Light and Spectroscopy Concept Inventory for Assessing Innovations in Introductory Astronomy Survey Courses
Erin M. (Weeks) Bardar, Edward E. Prather, Kenneth Brecher, and Timothy F. Slater
Astronomy Education Review, 4(2), p. 20.


2004

Research on a Lecture-Tutorial Approach to Teaching Introductory Astronomy for Non–Science Majors
Edward E. Prather, Timothy F. Slater, Jeffrey P. Adams, Janelle M. Bailey, Lauren V. Jones, and Jack A. Dostal
Astronomy Education Review, 3(2), p. 122.


2002

Hints of a Fundamental Misconception in Cosmology
Edward E. Prather, Timothy F. Slater, and Erika G. Offerdahl
Astronomy Education Review, 1(2), p. 28.


Students' Pre-Instructional Beliefs and Reasoning Strategies About Astrobiology Concepts
Erika G. Offerdahl, Edward E. Prather, and Timothy F. Slater
Astronomy Education Review, 1(2), p. 5.


The Role of Assessment in the Development of the College Introductory Astronomy Course: A "How-To" Guide for Instructors
Gina Brissenden, Timothy F. Slater, and Robert D. Mathieu
Astronomy Education Review, 1(1), p. 1.