Publications by Year

We are pleased to share with you some of our academic publications and other recent efforts to disseminate important developments and research to the broader community. Some publications may be downloadable directly from us, while others may be accessed through the Journal publisher provided in the links. Please feel free to contact the author(s) if you have specific questions about any of the work listed here.

In Press

2019

Sripathi, K. N., Moscarella, R. A., Yoho, R., You, H. Sun, Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J., & Haudek, K.. (2019). Mixed Student Ideas about Mechanisms of Human Weight Loss. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 18(3), ar37. presented at the 09/19. doi:10.1187/cbe.18-11-0227
Haudek, K. C., Osborne, J., & Wilson, C. D.. (2019). Using Automated Analysis to Assess Middle School Students' Competence with Scientific Argumentation. In National Conference on Measurement in Education. presented at the 03/2019, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: NCME.
Ha, M., Wei, X., Wang, J., Hou, D., & Nehm, R. H.. (2019). Chinese pre-service biology teachers’ evolutionary knowledge, reasoning patterns, and acceptance levels. International Journal of Science Education, 41, 628–651. doi:10.1080/09500693.2019.1572936
Lemons, P. P., McCourt, J., Zagallo, P., Smith, M. K., Knight, J. K., Andrews, T. C., et al.. (2019). Teaching professional development: A trajectory toward effectively fostering a focus on student thinking [Talk]. In National Meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Minneapolis, MN.
Nehm, R. H., & Mead, L. S.. (2019). Evolution assessment: Introduction to the special issue. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 12, 7. doi:10.1186/s12052-019-0098-x
Roland, K. E., & Kaplan, J. J.. (2019). P-values mean what? Conceptions students are demonstrating on open-ended responses [Poster]. In U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics. Penn State University.
Sbeglia, G., & Nehm, R. H.. (2019). Student reasoning about matter and energy transformation across contexts: Psychometric evaluation of cognitive coherence using Rasch analysis. In National Meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Minneapolis, MN.
Sieke, S. A., & Knight, J. K.. (2019). Student misconceptions regarding mutations in non-coding regions. In National Meeting for the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER). Minneapolis, MN.
Uhl, J. D., Fleming, M., Merrill, J., & Haudek, K.. (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 (SABER). Minneapolis, MN.
You, H., Merrill, J., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2019). Rasch validation of computer scored constructed response items in undergraduate introductory biology courses [Conference paper]. In National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference. Baltimore, MD.

2018

Haudek, K. C. (2018). Revealing student thinking using automated analysis of constructed response items. In Conference at the Interface of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) in STEM and Psychological Science. St. Louis, MO.
Kaplan, J. J. (2018). Promoting instructional change through professional development of undergraduate instructors [Colloquium]. In Program in Mathematics and Science Education. Middle Tennessee State University.
Knight, J. K. (2018). Evidence-based techniques to improve student interactions and learning [Plenary session]. In U-wide GET SET Teaching Conference. Cornell University.
Sripathi, K., Cockerill, H., Knapp, J., Urban-Luran, M., Haudek, K. C., & Merrill, J.. (2018). Probing students' mental models about structure-function relationships in the cell membrane. In Conference at the Interface of Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) in STEM and Psychological Science. St. Louis, MO.

2017

Carter, K., & Prevost, L.. (2017). Investigating text analysis models for assessing student understanding of structure and function. In Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE).
Lyford, A. (2017). Understanding Undergraduate Learning in Statistics through Machine Learning Algorithms. In Mathematics Association of America Southeastern Section 96th Annual Meeting. Mercer University.
Sbeglia, G., & Nehm, R. H.. (2017). Does Evolution Acceptance Differ across Biological Scales? A Rasch Analysis of the I- SEA. In National Association for Research in Science Education (NARST) 2017 Annual International Conference.
Sieke, S., & Knight, J.. (2017). Identifying and analyzing student misconceptions about the effects of a non-coding mutation. In Society for the Advacement of Biology Education Research National Conference.
Smith, M. (2017). Using Evidence to Transform Undergraduate Teaching. In Teaching as Research National Conference.
Tornabene, R., Nehm, R. H., & Schmiemann, P.. (2017). Testing the Impact of Situational Features on Measures of Biology Students' Genetics Understanding. In National Association for Research in Science Education (NARST) 2017 Annual International Conference.
Wang, X., Colton, J., Sbeglia, G., Finch, S., & Nehm, R. H.. (2017). Longitudinal Learning Dynamics and the Conceptual Restructuring of Evolutionary Understanding. In National Association for Research in Science Education (NARST) 2017 Annual International Conference.

2016

Prevost, L. B., Smith, M. K., & Knight, J. K.. (2016). Using student writing and lexical analysis to reveal student thinking about the role of stop codons in the central dogma. CBE - Life Sciences Education, 15(4), pii: ar65. presented at the 12/2016. doi:10.1187/cbe.15-12-0267
Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2016). Predicting the Accuracy of Computer Scoring of Text: Probabilistic, Multi-Model, and Semantic Similarity Approaches. In National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the 04/2016, Baltimore, MD: NARST.
Lemons, P. P., McCourt, J., Knight, J., Merrill, J. E., Nehm, R. H., Prevost, L., et al.. (2016). A community of enhanced assessment facilitates reformed teaching. In AAAS Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education. presented at the 04/2016, Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved from http://www.enfusestem.org/projects/a-community-of-enhanced-assessment-facilitates-reformed-teaching/
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 National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the 04/2016, Baltimore, MD: NARST.
Steele, M., Merrill, J. E., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2016). The Development of Constructed Response Astronomy Assessment Items. In National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the 04/2016, Baltimore, MD: NARST. Retrieved from http://matthewmsteele.github.io/NARST2016/
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 National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the 04/2016, Baltimore, MD: NARST.
Various-Authors, M. (2016). Automated Analysis of Written Assessments in STEM: Methodological Issues. In National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the 04/2016, Baltimore, MD: NARST.
Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2016). The Impact of Misspelled Words on Automated Computer Scoring: A Case Study of Scientific Explanations. Journal of Science Education and Technology. doi:10.1007/s10956-015-9598-9
Nehm, R. H. (2016). Keynote address. In ERIDOB European Researchers in the Didactics of Biology Conference.
Smith, M. (2016). Transforming the Classroom and Helping Others to Adopt Teaching Innovations. In Australian Physiological Society. Australian Physiological Society.

2015

Chen, J., Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2015). Measuring semantic similarity in written text: Applications to learning and assessment. In NARST 2015 Annual International Conference. presented at the 04/2015.
Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2015). Exploring students' evolutionary explanations across natural, sexual, and artificial selection secenarios. In NARST 2015 Annual International Conference. presented at the 04/2015.
Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2015). Assessment item "Cover Stories", semantic similarity and successful computerized scoring of open-ended text. In NARST 2015 Annual International Conference. presented at the 04/2015.
Carter, K., & Prevost, L.. (2015). Assessing student understanding of core principle structure and function. In Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research Annual Meeting.
Crumbs, T., McCourt, J. S., & Lemons, P. P.. (2015). Analysis of Teachers' Thinking about Pedagogical Practices in College Biology Courses. In University of Georgia Research Experiences for Undergraduates Poster Session.
Ha, M., Baldwin, B., & Nehm, R. H.. (2015). The long-term impacts of short-term professional development: science teachers and evolution. Evolution Education and Outreach, 8, 23. doi:doi:10.1186/s12052-015-0040-9
Kaplan, J. J. (2015). Everyone Knows What a Histogram Is: Or Do They?. In Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, Invited Seminar.
Knight, J. K. K. (2015). Changing learning by using student ideas to drive instruction. In University of Colorado, Internal Faculty Seminar.
Knight, J. K. K. (2015). Changing learning by using student ideas to drive instruction. In University of Georgia, Invited Faculty Seminar.
Lemons, P. P. (2015). Designing Research-Based Learning Environments for Students and Faculty. In Department of Education and Professional Studies, Science and Technology Education Group, King's College, Invited Talk.
Mazur, A., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J.. (2015). Student writing reveals misconceptions in the Central Dogma of Biology. In The Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences.
Nehm, R. H. (2015). Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution. Science & Education, 24, 481-485. doi:10.1007/s11191-014-9705-y
Prevost, L. B. (2015). Assessing Student Writing Using Text Analysis: Understanding the Central Dogma. In Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Invited Seminar.
Prevost, L. (2015). Assessing student ecological understanding using text analysis and machine learning. In The Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Prevost, L. (2015). Assessing student biological understanding using text analysis and machine learning. . In The Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research. .
Romero, M., Carter, K., & Prevost, L.. (2015). Assessing writing about matter and energy: Comparing text analysis and machine learning. . In Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research Annual Meeting.
Steele, M., Park, M., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2015). AACR: Automated Analysis of Constructed Response Physics and Astronomy Questions. In American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting.

2014

Kaplan, J. J., Haudek, K. C., Ha, M., Rogness, N., & Fisher, D.. (2014). Using Lexical Analysis Software to Assess Student Writing in Statistics. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education. presented at the 10/2014. Retrieved from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/57r90703
Corley, L., Olwine, J., Noyes, K., Cooper, M., Haudek, K. C., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2014). Automated Analysis of Students’ Constructed Explanations in Chemistry. Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. presented at the 08/2014, Grand Valley State University: BCCE.
Kaplan, J. J., Gabrosek, J., Curtiss, P., & Malone, C. J.. (2014). Everyone Knows What a Histogram Is, or Do They?: How Non-Statisticians Read Histograms. Joint Statistical Meetings. presented at the 08/2014, Boston, MA: American Statistics Association.
Moharreri, K., Ha, M., & Nehm, R. H.. (2014). EvoGrader: an online formative assessment tool for automatically evaluating written evolutionary explanations. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 7(1), 15. presented at the 08/2014. doi:10.1186/s12052-014-0015-2
Prevost, L. B. (2014). Exploring students' mental models of matter and energy transformation through lexical analysis of written assessments. Ecological Society of America annual meeting. presented at the 08/2014, Sacramento, CA: ESA.
Prevost, L. B. (2014). Assessing students'ability to trace matter and energy using lexical analysis of written assessments. Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research annual meeting. presented at the 07/2014, Minneapolis, MN: SABER.
Voreis, J. S., Andrews, T. M., Federer, M. Rector, Knight, J. K., Merrill, J. E., Merrill, S., et al.. (2014). Investigating the Impact of Faculty Learning Communities on Biology Instructors. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting. presented at the 07/2014, Minneapolis, MN: SABER.
Weston, M., Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2014). Examining the Impact of Question Surface Features on Students' Answers to Constructed Response Questions in Biology. MSU University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. presented at the 04/2014, East Lansing, MI: MSU UURAF.
Weston, 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. CREATE4STEM mini-conference. presented at the 02/2014, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI: CREATE4STEM. Retrieved from http://conference.create4stem.msu.edu/

2013

Beggrow, E. B., Ha, M., Nehm, R. H., Pearl, D., & Boone, W. J.. (2013). Assessing Scientific Practices Using Machine-Learning Methods: How Closely Do They Match Clinical Interview Performance?. Journal of Science Education and Technology. presented at the 07/2013. doi:DOI 10.1007/s10956-013-9461-9
Prevost, L. B., Haudek, K. C., Norton-Henry, E., Berry, M. C., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2013). Using Computerized Lexical Analysis of Student Writing to Facilitate Just-in-Time-Teaching in Large Enrollment Biology Courses. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting. presented at the 07/2013, Minneapolis, MN: SABER.
Haudek, K. C., Urban-Lurain, M., & Russell, A. A.. (2013). Exploring Computerized Lexical Analysis to Predict Calibrated Peer Review Ratings of Student Writing in Chemistry. In National Association on Research in Science Teaching. presented at the 04/2013, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: NARST.
Prevost, L. B., Knight, J., Smith, M. K., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2013). Student writing reveals their heterogeneous thinking about the origin of genetic variation in populations. In National Association on Research in Science Teaching. presented at the 04/2013, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: NARST.
Weston, M., Parker, J. M., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2013). Comparing Formative Feedback Reports: Human and Automated Text Analysis of Constructed Response Questions in Biology. In National Association on Research in Science Teaching. presented at the 04/2013, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico: NARST.
Lira, C. T., & Elliott, J. R.. (2013). Facilitating Learning in Thermodynamics and Computations Using Technology. Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. San Franscisco, CA: AIChE.

2012

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. presented at the 10/2012, Seattle, WA: Frontiers in Education.
Haudek, K. C., Prevost, L. B., Merrill, J. E., & Urban-Lurain, M.. (2012). Lexical and qualitative analysis of students’ written responses and interviews explaining chemical functional group behavior in cellular biology. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting. presented at the 07/2012, National Meeting of the Society for Advancement of Biology Education Research: SABER.
Prevost, L. B., Knight, J., 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. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting. presented at the 07/2012, National Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research: SABER.
Weston, 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. Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) Annual Meeting. presented at the 07/2012, Minneapolis, MN: SABER.

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