SEIRI Hosted Talks

Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER)

Chemistry Education Research

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National STEM Reports

Across STEM





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Journals for DBER Research

General STEM Education Journals

Science/STEM Journals that often feature educational pieces

Chemistry Education

Biology Education

Engineering Education

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Diffusion of Innovations

  • Borrego, M., Froyd, J. E., & Hall, T. S. (2010). Diffusion of engineering education innovations: A survey of awareness and adoption rates in U.S. engineering departments. Journal of Engineering Education, 99(3), 185-207.
  • Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York, NY: Free Press.
  • Henderson, C., & Dancy, M. H. (2011). Increasing the impact and diffusion of STEM education innovations. Paper presented at the Characterizing the Impact and Diffusion of Engineering Education Innovations Forum.
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Topical Research

Course Based Undergraduate Research

Peer-Led Team Learning

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Education Research Methods

  • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008). The craft of research (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Los Angeles, CA, Sage Publications.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2012). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Fore, G., & Hess, J. L. (2017, April). Teaching@IUPUI: An Introduction to Course Evaluation and Assessment. Webinar hosted by the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2010). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (4 ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

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Quantitative Research Methods

Scale Development

  • DeVellis, R. F. (2011). Scale development: Theory and applications (Vol. 26). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.


  • Douglas, K. A., & Purzer, Ş. (2015). Validity: Meaning and relevancy in assessment for engineering education research. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(2), 108-118.
  • Messick, S. (1995). Validity of psychological assessment: Validation of inferences from persons' responses and performances as scientific inquiry into score meaning. American Psychologist, 50(9), 741-749.

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Qualitative Research Methods


  • Baillie, C., & Douglas, E. P. (2014). Confusions and conventions: Qualitative research in engineering education. Journal of Engineering Education, 103(1), 1-7.
  • Case, J. M., & Light, G. (2011). Emerging methodoloiges in engineering education research. Journal of Engineering Education, 100(1), 186-210.
  • Creswell, J. W. (2013). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications.

Case Study

  • Flyvbjerg, B. (2006). Five misunderstandings about case-study research. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 219-245.
  • Yin, R. K. (2013). Case study research: Design and methods: Sage publications.

Discourse Analysis

  • Gee, J. P. (2011). An introduction to critical discourse analysis in education: Theory and method (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.


  • van Manen, M. (1990). Researching lived experience: Human science for an action sensitive pedagogy. Albany, NY, SUNY Press.

Thematic Analysis

  • Braun, V. and V. Clarke (2006). "Using thematic analysis in psychology." Qualitative Research in Psychology. 3(2): 77-101.

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Mixed Methods Approaches

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Science of Learning

  • Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (1999). How people learn. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
  • Dewey, J. (1986). Experience and education. The Educational Forum, 50(3), 241-252.
  • Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning. Hotel Project.

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Science of Instruction

  • Eberlein, T., Kampmeir, J., Minderhout, V., Moog, R. S., Platt, T., Varma-Nelson, P., & White, H. B. (2008). Pedagogies of engagement in science. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 36(4), 262-273.
  • Felder, R.M. & Brent, R. (2016). Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Fink, L. D. (2003). A self-directed guide to designing courses for significant learning.
  • Jacques, D. (2001). Learning in Groups: A Handbook for Improving Group Work. London, UK: Kogan Page.
  • Pallas, A. M., Neumann, A., & Campbell, C. M. (2017). Policis and practices to support undergraduate teaching improvement. Cambridge, MA: American Academy of Arts & Science.
  • Pellegrino, J. W., Chudowsky, N., & Glaser, R. (2001). Knowing what students know: The science and design of educational assessment. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
  • Wiggins, G. and J. McTighe (2005). Understanding by Design (2 nd Ed). Alexandria, VA, ASCD.

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Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

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