Research Briefs


Research Briefs are one page overviews of an article published in JRST.   Each Research Brief includes an introduction, a summary of the essential findings of the original article, and a takeaway message.  Research Briefs can be downloaded from this page. For the original articles, please refer to the article citation. 

Development of a questionnaire on teachers' knowledge of language as an epistemic tool
Gavin W. Fulmer; Jihyun Hwang; Chenchen Ding; Brian Hand; Jee K. Suh; William Hansen
JRST Vol. 58 (4), pp 459 -490 (2021)
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“Anybody can do science if they’re brave enough”: Understanding the role of science capital in science majors’ identity trajectories into and through post-secondary science
Allison Gonsalves, Alexandre Cavalcante, Emily Sprowls, & Hailey Iacono
JRST Vol. 58 (8), pp 1117 -1151 (2021)
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Forms of participation in an engineering maker-based inquiry in physics
Shulamit Kapon, Maayan Schvartzer, Tal Peer
JRST Vol. 58 (s), pp 249-281 (2021)
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Supporting students’ meaningful engagement in scientific modeling through epistemological messages: A case study of contrasting teaching approaches
Li Ke; Christina V. Schwarz
JRST Vol. 58 (3), pp 335-365 (2021)
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Complex influences of mechanistic knowledge, worldview, and quantitative reasoning on climate change discourse: Evidence for ideologically motivated reasoning among youth
Lynne Zummo; Brian Donovan; K.C. Busch
JRST Vol. 58 (1), pp 95-127 (2021)
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Complete List of Research Briefs

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Fulmer et al., 2021125.87 KB 125.87 KB
Gonsalves et al. 2021168.38 KB 168.38 KB
Kapon, Schvartzer, and Peer 2021111.14 KB 111.14 KB
Ke and Schwartz 2021139.69 KB 139.69 KB
Zummo et al. 202170.41 KB 70.41 KB