Publications by John E. Merrill

Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Lyons, C., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. E., & Parker, J. M. (2012). How are students interpreting constructed response questions? Using computerized lexical analysis to identify key concepts in student writing. In Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN.
Cockerill, H., Bierema, A. M. -K., Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). Undergraduate students’ understanding of the origin of genetic variation: insights from the automated analysis of constructed responses. In University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
Prevost, L. B., Knight, J. K., Smith, M. K., Haudek, K. C., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2012). Using Lexical Analysis to Explore Students’ Written Responses to Genetics Concept Assessment-Derived Items. In Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN.
Pelletreau, K. N., Andrews, T. C., Armstrong, N., Bedell, M. A., Dastoor, F., Dean, N., et al. (2016). A clicker-based case study that untangles student thinking about the processes in the central dogma. CourseSource. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24918/cs.2016.15
Lemons, P. P., McCourt, J., Knight, J. K., Merrill, J. E., Nehm, R. H., Prevost, L. B., et al. (2016). A community of enhanced assessment facilitates reformed teaching. In American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://www.enfusestem.org/projects/a-community-of-enhanced-assessment-facilitates-reformed-teaching/ (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Pelletreau, K. N., Knight, J. K., Lemons, P. P., McCourt, J., Merrill, J. E., Nehm, R. H., et al. (2018). A Faculty Professional Development Model That Improves Student Learning, Encourages Active-Learning Instructional Practices, and Works for Faculty at Multiple Institutions. Cbe—Life Sciences Education, 17, es5. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.17-12-0260
Moscarella, R. A., Mazur, A., Haudek, K. C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). A student reasoning framework describing the role of a mRNA in the transcription of DNA. In Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research.
Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. E., Cooper, M., Lira, C. T., & Haudek, K. C. (2014). AACR III: Expanding a National Network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM. CREATE for STEM Mini Conference. East Lansing, MI. Retrieved from http://conference.create4stem.msu.edu/ (Original work published 02/2014AD)
Prevost, L. B., Bierema, A. M. -K., Kaplan, J. J., Knight, J. K., Lemons, P. P., Lira, C. T., et al. (2016). An iterative approach to developing, refining and validating machine-scored constructed response assessments. In American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://www.enfusestem.org/projects/an-iterative-approach-to-developing-refining-and-validating-machine-scored-constructed-response-assessments/ (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Shiroda, M., Merrill, J. E., Koslowsky, D., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Application of automated analysis of constructed responses in large enrollment undergraduate classrooms [Presentation]. In Gordon Research Conference. Lewiston, ME.
Stuhlsatz, M., Wilson, C. D., Buck-Bracey, Z., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. E., & Haudek, K. C. (2016). Applying Automated Analysis to Develop a Cost-Effective Measure of Science Teacher Pedagogical Content Knowledge. In NARST. Baltimore, MD. (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Ha, M., Nehm, R. H., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2011). Applying Computerized-Scoring Models of Written Biological Explanations across Courses and Colleges: Prospects and Limitations. Cbe Life Sciences Education, 10, 379-393. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.11-08-0081
Saldanha, J., Shiroda, M., Merrill, J. E., Urban-Lurain, M., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Automated Analyses of Constructed Response (AACR) questions in STEM courses provide insights into student thinking [Poster]. In CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference.
Saldanha, J., Shiroda, M., Merrill, J. E., Urban-Lurain, M., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Automated Analyses of Constructed Response (AACR) questions in STEM courses provide insights into student thinking [Poster]. In Spring Conference on Student Learning and Success.
Uhl, J. D., Sripathi, K. N., Santiago, M. M., Meir, E., Merrill, J. E., Urban-Lurain, M., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Automated analysis can guide instructor understanding of student writing about cellular respiration [Poster]. In CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference.
Uhl, J. D., Sripathi, K. N., Santiago, M. M., Meir, E., Merrill, J. E., Urban-Lurain, M., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Automated analysis can guide instructor understanding of student writing about cellular respiration [Poster]. In Spring Conference on Student Learning and Success.
Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. E., Haudek, K. C., Nehm, R. H., Moscarella, R. A., Steele, M., & Park, M. (2015). Automated analysis of constructed responses: What are we modeling?. In Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research.
Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Knight, J. K., Mazur, A., Pelletreau, K. N., Prevost, L. B., et al. (2016). Automated Analysis of Written Assessments in STEM: Methodological Issues. In NARST. Baltimore, MD. (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Knight, J. K., Mazur, A., Pelletreau, K. N., Prevost, L. B., et al. (2016). Automated Analysis Provides Insights into Students' Challenges Understanding the Processes Underlying the Flow of Genetic Information. In NARST. Baltimore, MD. (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Steele, M., Haudek, K. C., Merrill, J. E., Moscarella, R. A., Park, M., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Automated Reporting of the Lexical and Statistical Analysis of Student Constructed Responses. In CREATE for STEM Mini-Conference.
Urban-Lurain, M., Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Giese, E., Sibley, D. F., & Merrill, J. E. (2009). Beyond multiple choice exams: Using computerized lexical analysis to understand students conceptual reasoning in STEM disciplines. Frontiers in Education. San Antonio, TX: ASEE/IEEE. Retrieved from http://fie-conference.org/fie2009/papers/1195.pdf (Original work published October 18-21)
Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2010). Beyond Multiple Choice: Developing Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses [Poster]. Michigan State University: MSU SOTL symposium. (Original work published 05/2010AD)
Lyons, C., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2010). Beyond Multiple Choice: Heterogeneous Thinking About Photosynthesis is Revealed by Automated Analysis of Student Writing [Poster]. In STEM Education Day. Michigan State University.
Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2010). Beyond Multiple Choice: Using Automated Analysis to Evaluate Student Writing About Biology [Poster]. In STEM Education Day. Michigan State University.
Mazur, A., Moscarella, R. A., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Biology Central Dogma: What are the Student Learning Challenges?. In University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Michigan State University.
Jescovitch, L. N., Doherty, J. H., Scott, E. E., Cerchiara, J. A., Wenderoth, M. P., Urban-Lurain, M., et al. (2019). Challenges in Developing Computerized Scoring Models for Principle-Based Reasoning in a Physiology Context. In NARST. Baltimore, MD.
Jescovitch, L. N., Doherty, J. H., Scott, E. E., Cerchiara, J. A., Wenderoth, M. P., Urban-Lurain, M., et al. (2019). Comparison of analytic and holistic coding approaches and machine learning performances across a flux learning progression. In Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research . Minneapolis, MN.
Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2009). Computer Scoring of Essay Questions [Poster]. In Biology Leadership Conference. Michigan State University.
Merrill, J. E., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2011). Computerized Analysis of Student Writing and Student Ideas about Scientific Concepts. In Network for Academic Renewal Conference. Miami, FL: AAC&U and PKAL.
Merrill, J. E., Lyons, C., Jones, S., Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2011). Computerized Lexical Analysis Reveals: Complexity of Student Ideas in Biology [Presentation]. In Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research . Minneapolis, MN.
Foster, T., Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Yoho, R., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). Computerized scoring of open response questions: A case study of enzyme structure and function [Poster]. In University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Michigan State University.
Foster, T., Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Yoho, R., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). Computerized scoring of student open response questions: A case study of enzyme structure and function [Poster]. In National Meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Minneapolis, MN.
You, H. S., Haudek, K. C., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2020). Construct validity of computer scored constructed response items in undergraduate introductory biology courses. In Rasch Measurement: Applications in Quantitative Educational Research (1st ed., pp. 223-240). Singapore: Springer Singapore. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1800-3_12
Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Weston, M. M., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Construction of rubrics to evaluate content in students' scientific explanation using computerized text analysis. In NARST.
Moscarella, R. A., Stoltzfus, J. R., Merrill, J. E., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2015). Creation of scoring rubrics assisted by Computerized Text Analysis. In CREATE for STEM Mini Conference. East Lansing, MI.
Prevost, L. B., Haudek, K. C., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2012). Deciphering Student Ideas on Thermodynamics Using Computerized Lexical Analysis of Student Writing. In American Society for Engineering Education. San Antonio, TX. Retrieved from http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/4747/view (Original work published 06/2012AD)
Jescovitch, L. N., Scott, E. E., Cerchiara, J. A., Doherty, J. H., Wenderoth, M. P., Merrill, J. E., et al. (2019). Deconstruction of Holistic Rubrics into Analytic Rubrics for Large-Scale Assessments of Students Reasoning of Complex Science Concepts. Practical Assessment, Research \& Evaluation, 24. http://doi.org/10.7275/9h7f-mp76 (Original work published 09/2019AD)
Sripathi, K. N., Knapp, J., Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). Developing a Constructed Response Question Targeting Student Understanding of Phospholipid Properties within a Cell Membrane. In Society for the Advacement of Biology Education Research.
Uhl, J. D., Fleming, M. P., Merrill, J. E., & Haudek, K. C. (2019). Development of a constructed response automated assessment question to elicit student thinking about epigenetics [Roundtable discussion]. In National Meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN.
Foster, T., Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Yoho, R., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2017). Enzyme Structure and Function: Comparing Student Responses to Multiple Question Versions [Poster]. In CREATE for STEM Mini Conference.
Prevost, L. B., Haudek, K. C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2012). Examining student constructed explanations of thermodynamics using lexical analysis. In Frontiers in Education. Seattle, WA. (Original work published 10/2012AD)
Prevost, L. B., Haudek, K. C., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2012). Examining students' ability to apply thermodynamics concepts in biology: computerized lexical analysis reveals heterogeneous ideas. In Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research. Minneapolis, MN.
Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2014). Examining the Impact of Question Surface Features on Students Answers to Constructed Response Questions in Biology. CREATE for STEM Mini Conference. East Lansing, MI. (Original work published 02/2014AD)
Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2014). Examining the impact of question surface features on students' answers to constructed response questions in biology [Poster]. In University Undergraduate Research and Art Forum (UURAF). Michigan State University.
Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2014). Examining the impact of question surface features on students' answers to constructed response questions in biology [Poster]. In University Undergraduate Research and Art Forum (UURAF). Michigan State University.
Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M. (2014). Examining the impact of question surface features on students’ answers to constructed response questions in biology [Poster]. In CREATE for STEM Mini Conference. East Lansing, MI.
Weston, M. M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E. (2015). Examining the Impact of Question Surface Features on Students’ Answers to Constructed-Response Questions on Photosynthesis. Cbe—Life Sciences Education, 14(2). http://doi.org/doi:10.1187/cbe.14-07-0110
Urban-Lurain, M., Bierema, A. M. -K., Haudek, K. C., Hoskinson, A. -M., Kaplan, J. J., Knight, J. K., et al. (2016). Expanding a National Network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM. In American Association for the Advancement of Science. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved from http://www.enfusestem.org/projects/collaborative-research-expanding-a-national-network-for-automated-analysis-of-constructed-response-assessments-to-reveal-student-thinking-in-stem-5/ (Original work published 04/2016AD)
Urban-Lurain, M., Cooper, M., Haudek, K. C., Kaplan, J. J., Knight, J. K., Lemons, P. P., et al. (2015). Expanding a national network for automated analysis of constructed response assessments to reveal student thinking in STEM. Computers In Education Journal, 6(1), 65-81.
Urban-Lurain, M., Cooper, M., Haudek, K. C., Kaplan, J. J., Knight, J. K., Lemons, P. P., et al. (2014). Expanding a National Network for Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Assessments to Reveal Student Thinking in STEM. In ASEE. Indianapolis, IN. Retrieved from http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/32/papers/9856/view (Original work published 06/2014AD)