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Abstract Title: Physics Education Research with Diverse Student Populations
Abstract: In the last decade, the results of Physics Education Research (PER) and research-based instructional materials have been disseminated from traditional research universities to a wide variety of colleges and universities. Nevertheless, the ways in which different institutions implement these materials depend on their students and their circumstances.  Despite the fact that the use of these materials is so prevalent there is little research on the effectiveness of these materials with different populations of students.  This poster compares pretest data on different topics of mechanics for students in elite research universities and underprepared students in four-year colleges and universities. I seek to identify effective practices as well as continuing challenges to improve physics education for diverse undergraduate students.
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Author's Note: At some point my topic changed and the poster displayed and the contributed paper both are focused on adopting  Physics by Inquiry and not the tutorials.

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Cal Poly Pomona
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