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

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.