AACR Publications

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.


Urban-Lurain, M., Moscarella, R. A., Haudek, K. C., Giese, E., Merrill, J. E., & Sibley, D. F.. (2010). Insight into student thinking in STEM: Lessons learned from lexical analysis of student writing. NARST Annual International Conference. Philadelphia, PA: National Association for Research on Science Teaching.


Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., Merrill, J. E., Sweeder, R., & Richmond, G.. (2009). Using lexical analysis software to understand student knowledge transfer between chemistry and biology. National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference. presented at the April 17-21, Garden Grove, CA: National Assocation for Research in Science Teaching.
Giese, E., & Sibley, D. F.. (2009). Students' analogies as instructional and assessment tools in earth systems science. In The Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting. presented at the 10/2009, Portland, OR: GSA.
Phillis, R., Barlow, J. Z., & Fitzgerald, J.. (2009). Creating Reasoning Problems for In-Class Learning. The American Biology Teacher, 71(4). presented at the 04/2009. doi:10.1662/005.071.0405
Haudek, K. C., Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., & Merrill, J. E.. (2009). Computer Scoring of Essay Questions. presented at the 03/2009, Biology Leadership Conference.


Moscarella, R. A., Urban-Lurain, M., Merritt, B., Long, T., Richmond, G., Merrill, J. E., et al.. (2008). Understanding undergraduate students' conceptions in science: Using lexical analysis software to analyze students' constructed responses in biology. NARST 2008 Annual International Conference. presented at the March 30 - April, Baltimore, MD: National Association for Research in Science Teaching.
Smith, M. K., Wood, W. B., & Knight, J.. (2008). The genetics concept assessment: A new concept inventory for gauging student understanding of genetics. CBE Life Sci Educ, 7, 422-430. presented at the December 1, 2008. doi:10.1187/cbe.08-08-0045


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.