Becca Price launches new feature in CBE-Life Sciences Education


IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with colleagues Erin Dolan (UGA) and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have launched a new feature in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education called “Anatomy of an Education Study.” The feature annotates influential papers that the journal has published to introduce scholars to biology education research. The annotations are framed through five lenses: background, definitions, applications for instruction, research design, and tips for writing papers to submit to the journal. The first series of annotations is about Hanauer and Dolan’s 2014 paper, The Project Ownership Survey: Measuring Differences in Scientific Inquiry Experiences. Price and colleagues use this paper to model how to develop an instrument that measures student attitudes—here the ownership they feel about their learning—in a way that can be used in research projects.