Physics Education Research Conference
"The Practice of Analysis as a Window on Theory"

August 6-7, 2003
Monona Terrace Convention Center - Madison WI

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Session Formats


Talks with Panel Discussion

Sessions of invited talks will be followed by panel discussions.

Abstracts for Invited Talks.

Targeted Poster Session

Targeted Poster Sessions combine the graphic display of materials with the opportunity for discussion of the research. Sessions are organized around a common theme or body of work. Presenters introduce their posters with brief opening statements and end the session with a panel discussion of the research. The remaining time allows attendees to visit posters. Call for Poster Session Organizers (DEADLINE HAS PASSED).

Abstracts for the Targeted Poster Sessions.

Data Analysis Consultation

Data analysis consultation sessions provide presenters with an opportunity to seek advice on data analysis. Presenters should not plan to present preliminary conclusions; rather, they should expect the audience members to provide insights and advice regarding emergent patterns and themes in the data as well as alternative methods of analysis. Data can come in several forms (e.g., no more than one page of transcript, one minute of video, ten student written responses, etc.). The goal is for participants to learn analysis techniques from each other, and thereby make their theoretical assumptions explicit to each other. Call for Data Analysis Consultation Presenters (DEADLINE HAS PASSED).

Abstract for Data Analysis Consultations.


Every attendee is invited to contribute a poster or a roundtable discussion describing his/her current research. Everyone is limited to one contributed presentation as the first author. Attendees are encouraged to submit posters based on work in progress in order to get feedback from the community. It is not required that posters reflect a talk given during the AAPT meeting.

Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable discussions allow maximum interaction with the presenters by eliminating the formal didactic presentation. There will be opportunity for discussion on Wednesday evening, concurrent with the Contributed Poster Session. Individual presenters are assigned tables in a meeting room where interested persons may gather for discussion with the presenter about his or her paper or project. This format is particularly appropriate for papers addressing topics best pursued through extensive discussion. Authors are encouraged to bring copies of the full paper or summaries and to remain available for discussion throughout the session. Call for Roundtable Discussion Leaders

Abstracts of Roundtable Discussions.

Contributed Poster Presentation:

Every attendee is invited to contribute a poster describing his/her current research. There will be opportunity for viewing and discussing the posters on Wednesday evening at the poster session/buffet dinner and again on Thursday morning. The posters will remain up throughout the conference to encourage and facilitate discussion among the community. Call for Contributed Poster Session Presenters.

Abstracts of Contributed Posters.

Contact Information

Michael C. Wittmann
Department of Physics and Astronomy
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono ME 04401-5709

tel: 207 - 581 - 1237
fax: 207 - 581 - 3410

Rachel E. Scherr
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742-4111

tel: 301 - 405 - 6179
fax: 301 - 314 - 9531

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Last updated 2003.07.28