Research Briefs 2021


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.  Click on the Download PDF or View in Browser links to read the Research Brief.  For the original articles, please refer to the article citation. 

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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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Forms of participation in an engineering maker-based inquiry in physics
Shulamit Kapon, Maayan Schvartzer, Tal Peer
JRST Vol. 58 (2), 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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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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From Feeling Forces to Understand Forces: The Impact of Bodily Engagement on Learning in Science
Asnat R. Zohar & Sharona T. Levy 
JRST Vol. 58 (8) pp 1203-1237 (2021)
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“I got to see, and I got to be a part of it”: How Cued Gesturing Facilitates Middle-school Students’ Explanatory Modeling of Thermal Conduction 
Nitasha Mathayas, David E. Brown, Robb Lindgren
JRST Vol. 58 (10) pp 1557-1589 (2021)
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