Physical Review Physics Education Research

(The median citation count of Physical Review Physics Education Research is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Studying physics during the COVID-19 pandemic: Student assessments of learning achievement, perceived effectiveness of online recitations, and online laboratories85
Demographics of physics education research79
Preparing for the quantum revolution: What is the role of higher education?54
Could an artificial-intelligence agent pass an introductory physics course?38
Effect of gender, self-efficacy, and interest on perception of the learning environment and outcomes in calculus-based introductory physics courses34
Investigating the landscape of physics laboratory instruction across North America30
Effect of integrating physics education technology simulations on students’ conceptual understanding in physics: A review of literature26
Investigating society’s educational debts due to racism and sexism in student attitudes about physics using quantitative critical race theory26
Effects of emergency remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic on university physics students in Italy26
Lab instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic: Effects on student views about experimental physics in comparison with previous years25
Not feeling recognized as a physics person by instructors and teaching assistants is correlated with female students’ lower grades24
Effect of culture on women physicists’ career choice: A comparison of Muslim majority countries and the West23
Students’ sense of belonging in introductory physics course for bioscience majors predicts their grade23
Implementing an epistemologically authentic approach to student-centered inquiry learning22
Thematic analysis of 18 years of physics education research conference proceedings using natural language processing22
Impact of a course transformation on students’ reasoning about measurement uncertainty21
Teaching and learning special relativity theory in secondary and lower undergraduate education: A literature review21
Damage caused by societal stereotypes: Women have lower physics self-efficacy controlling for grade even in courses in which they outnumber men21
Grades, grade component weighting, and demographic disparities in introductory physics21
Epistemology, socialization, help seeking, and gender-based views in in-person and online, hands-on undergraduate physics laboratories20
Effect of an introductory quantum physics course using experiments with heralded photons on preuniversity students’ conceptions about quantum physics20
How perception of learning environment predicts male and female students’ grades and motivational outcomes in algebra-based introductory physics courses20
Eye tracking in physics education research: A systematic literature review20
Critical race and feminist standpoint theories in physics education research: A historical review and potential applications19
Community of practice approach for understanding identity development within informal physics programs19
Network positions in active learning environments in physics18
Restructuring physics labs to cultivate sense of student agency18
Students’ understanding of the concept of the electric field through conversions of multiple representations18
Design-based research as a model for systematic curriculum development: The example of a curriculum for introductory optics17
Social networks and academic performance in physics: Undergraduate cooperation enhances ill-structured problem elaboration and inhibits well-structured problem solving17
Assessing mathematical sensemaking in physics through calculation-concept crossover16
Future quantum workforce: Competences, requirements, and forecasts16
Characterizing active learning environments in physics using network analysis and classroom observations16
Teaching electric circuits with a focus on potential differences16
Eye-movement study of high- and low-prior-knowledge students’ scientific argumentations with multiple representations16
Gendered performance differences in introductory physics: A study from a large land-grant university15
Analyzing admissions metrics as predictors of graduate GPA and whether graduate GPA mediates Ph.D. completion15
Using machine learning to identify the most at-risk students in physics classes15
Mediational effect of prior preparation on performance differences of students underrepresented in physics15
Classification of open-ended responses to a research-based assessment using natural language processing15
Student recognition of interference and diffraction patterns: An eye-tracking study14
Physics teacher isolation, contextual characteristics, and student performance14
Insights from the Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop: How do new physics faculty teach?14
Gendered motivations and aspirations of university physics students in Finland14
Impacts on student learning, confidence, and affect in a remote, large-enrollment, course-based undergraduate research experience in physics14
Test of understanding graphs in kinematics: Item objectives confirmed by clustering eye movement transitions14
LGBT+ physicists: Harassment, persistence, and uneven suppo13
Students’ use and perception of textbooks and online resources in introductory physics13
Development of a two-tier instrument on simple electric circuits13
Optimizing the length of computerized adaptive testing for the Force Concept Inventory13
Inventory for the assessment of representational competence of vector fields13
Communities of practice as a curriculum design theory in an introductory physics class for engineers13
Importance of math prerequisites for performance in introductory physics13
Holistic framework to help students learn effectively from research-validated self-paced learning tools13
Can ChatGPT support prospective teachers in physics task development?12
Examining the relationship between informal science experiences and physics identity: Unrealized possibilities12
Working together or alone, near, or far: Social connections and communities of practice in in-person and remote physics laboratories12
Learning assistant approaches to teaching computational physics problems in a problem-based learning course12
Knowledge integration in student learning of Newton’s third law: Addressing the action-reaction language and the implied causality12
How do physics students evaluate artificial intelligence responses on comprehension questions? A study on the perceived scientific accuracy and linguistic quality of ChatGPT12
Using virtual reality in electrostatics instruction: The impact of training12
Educational data augmentation in physics education research using ChatGPT12
Phenomenographic analysis and comparison of students’ conceptual understanding of electric and magnetic fields and the principle of superposition12
Observing whiteness in introductory physics: A case study12
Categorical framework for mathematical sense making in physics12
Evaluating the role of student preference in physics lab group equity12
Examining the effects of lab instruction and gender composition on intergroup interaction networks in introductory physics labs11
Effect of students’ investigative experiments on students’ recognition of interference and diffraction patterns: An eye-tracking study11
Remote advanced lab course: A case study analysis of open-ended projects11
Development and validation of a conceptual survey instrument to evaluate students’ understanding of thermodynamics11
Concept of a transductive link11
Student knowledge integration in learning mechanical wave propagation11
Impact of broad categorization on statistical results: How underrepresented minority designation can mask the struggles of both Asian American and African American students11
Brazilian physicists community diversity, equity, and inclusion: A first diagnostic11
Skills-focused lab instruction improves critical thinking skills and experimentation views for all students11
Introductory physics lab instructors’ perspectives on measurement uncertainty11
Designing and implementing materials on quantum computing for secondary school students: The case of teleportation11
Examination of quantitative methods for analyzing data from concept inventories11
Informal physics programs as communities of practice: How can programs support university students’ identities?11
Not engaging with problems in the lab: Students’ navigation of conflicting data and models11
Guiding students towards an understanding of the electromotive force concept in electromagnetic phenomena through a teaching-learning sequence11
Relationship between students’ online learning behavior and course performance: What contextual information matters?11
Framework for evaluating statistical models in physics education research10
Do female and male students’ physics motivational beliefs change in a two-semester introductory physics course sequence?10
Physics Inventory of Quantitative Literacy: A tool for assessing mathematical reasoning in introductory physics10
Professional development combining cognitive apprenticeship and expectancy-value theories improves lab teaching assistants’ instructional views and practices10
Examining the effect of counternarratives about physics on women’s physics career intentions10
Difficulties in understanding mechanical waves: Remediated by problem-based instruction10
Disabling barriers experienced by students with disabilities in postsecondary introductory physics10
Examining the relation of correct knowledge and misconceptions using the nominal response model10
Designing research-based instructional materials that leverage dual-process theories of reasoning: Insights from testing one specific, theory-driven intervention10
Undergraduate student experiences in remote lab courses during the COVID-19 pandemic10
Transitioning to online instruction: Strong ties and anxiety10
Intersectional analysis of Advanced Placement Physics participation and performance by gender and ethnicity10
Impact of informal physics programs on university student development: Creating a physicist10
Incorporating writing in advanced lab projects: A multiple case-study analysis10
Sequential and simultaneous synthesis problem solving: A comparison of students’ gaze transitions10
Comparison of labatorials and traditional labs: The impacts of instructional scaffolding on the student experience and conceptual understanding10
Impact of virtual research experience for undergraduates experiences on students’ psychosocial gains during the COVID-19 pandemic10
Today’s interdisciplinary quantum information classroom: Themes from a survey of quantum information science instructors9
Student epistemological framing on paper-based assessments9
Identifying physics misconceptions at the circus: The case of circular motion9
Exploring the effects of omitted variable bias in physics education research9
Defining and assessing understandings of evidence with the assessment rubric for physics inquiry: Towards integration of argumentation and inquiry9
Exploring and supporting student reasoning in physics by leveraging dual-process theories of reasoning and decision making9
Why and how teachers use nature of science in teaching quantum physics: Research on the use of an ecological teaching intervention in upper secondary schools9
Effects of metacognitive scaffolding on students’ performance and confidence judgments in simulation-based inquiry9
Students’ perspectives on computational challenges in physics class9
Effects of instruction on students’ overconfidence in introductory quantum mechanics9
Beyond teaching methods: Highlighting physics faculty’s strengths and agency9
Sketching to support visual learning with interactive tutorials9
Inclusive learning environments can improve student learning and motivational beliefs9
Investigating students’ views of experimental physics in German laboratory classes9
Research-based quantum instruction: Paradigms and Tutorials9
Improving test security and efficiency of computerized adaptive testing for the Force Concept Inventory9
Social positioning in small group interactions in an investigative science learning environment physics class9
Analyzing high school students’ reasoning about polarization of light8
Possible misconceptions about solid friction8
Active learning reduces academic risk of students with nonformal reasoning skills: Evidence from an introductory physics massive course in a Chilean public university8
Evaluating instructional labs’ use of deliberate practice to teach critical thinking skills8
Fostering appropriation through designing for multiple access points to a multidimensional understanding of physics8
Gender differences in classroom experiences impacting self-efficacy in an AP Physics 1 classroom8
Development of a construct map to describe students’ reasoning about introductory quantum mechanics8
Maintaining item banks with the Rasch model: An example from wave optics8
Animation and interactivity in computer-based physics experiments to support the documentation of measured vector quantities in diagrams: An eye tracking study8
Applying module analysis to the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism8
Secondary school students’ misunderstandings of potential wells and tunneling8
Challenges and opportunities for informal physics learning in the COVID era8
Harnessing active engagement in educational videos: Enhanced visuals and embedded questions7
Evidence of measurement invariance across gender for the Force Concept Inventory7
Development and validation of the moon phases concept inventory for middle school7
Phenomenographic analysis of students’ conceptual understanding of electric and magnetic interactions7
Cosmos visualized: Development of a qualitative framework for analyzing representations in cosmology education7
Isolation and connectedness among Black and Latinx physics graduate students7
Refining a model for understanding and characterizing instructor pedagogy in informal physics learning environments7
Framework for unpacking students’ mindsets in physics by gender7
Investigating how university students collaborate to compose physics problems through structured tasks7
Examining the dynamics of decision making when designing curriculum in partnership with students: How should we proceed?7
Equitable approach to introductory calculus-based physics courses focused on problem solving7
Development and validation of an astronomy self-efficacy instrument for understanding and doing6
Percent grade scale amplifies racial or ethnic inequities in introductory physics6
Disciplinary significance of social caring in postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics6
Physics Graduate Record Exam does not help applicants “stand out”6
University student conceptual resources for understanding forces6
Deeper look at question categories, concepts, and context covered: Modified module analysis of quantum mechanics concept assessment6
Validity of Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for a high-achieving, Finnish population6
Patterns in assignment submission times: Procrastination, gender, grades, and grade components6
Assessment of knowledge integration in student learning of simple electric circuits6
Long-term collaboration with strong friendship ties improves academic performance in remote and hybrid teaching modalities in high school physics6
Impact of perceived recognition by physics instructors on women’s self-efficacy and interest6
Increasing the effectiveness of active learning using deliberate practice: A homework transformation6
Understanding interaction network formation across instructional contexts in remote physics courses6
Integrating artificial intelligence-based methods into qualitative research in physics education research: A case for computational grounded theory6
How the introduction of self-assessment rubrics helped students and teachers in a project laboratory course6
Analysis and comparison of students’ conceptual understanding of symmetry arguments in Gauss’s and Ampere’s laws6
Students’ metarepresentational competence with matrix notation and Dirac notation in quantum mechanics6
Assessing the longitudinal measurement invariance of the Force Concept Inventory and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism6
Gender differences in grades versus grade penalties: Are grade anomalies more detrimental for female physics majors?6
Reasoning with evidence while modeling: Successes at the middle school level5
Critical issues in statistical causal inference for observational physics education research5
Absence of a COVID-induced academic drop in high-school physics learning5
Toward AI grading of student problem solutions in introductory physics: A feasibility study5
Investigating institutional influence on graduate program admissions by modeling physics Graduate Record Examination cutoff scores5
Towards mapping the landscape of informal physics educational activities5
Student behavior in undergraduate physics laboratories: Designing experiments5
Development of a multiple-choice problem-solving categorization test for assessment of student knowledge structure5
Sense of belonging is an important predictor of introductory physics students’ academic performance5
Learning assistants as student partners in introductory physics5
Improving accuracy in measuring the impact of online instruction on students’ ability to transfer physics problem-solving skills5
Relative impacts of different grade scales on student success in introductory physics5
Contribution of self-directed, naked-eye observations to students’ conceptual understanding and attitudes towards astronomy5
Investigating graduate student reasoning on a conceptual entropy questionnaire5
Analyzing identity trajectories within the physics community5
How women physics teacher candidates utilize their double outsider identities to productively learn physics5
Designing upper-division thermal physics assessment items informed by faculty perspectives of key content coverage5
Taking on a manager role can support women’s physics lab identity development5
Graduate program reform in one department of physics and astronomy: From tragedy to more progressive policies and an evolving culture5
Positive attitudinal shifts and a narrowing gender gap: Do expertlike attitudes correlate to higher learning gains for women in the physics classroom?5
Mediating role of personality in the relation of gender to self-efficacy in physics and mathematics5
Multidimensional item response theory and the Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment5
Introductory physics students’ recognition of strong peers: Gender and racial or ethnic bias differ by course level and context5
Rubric-based holistic review: A promising route to equitable graduate admissions in physics5
Development and validation of the Conceptual Survey on Wave Optics5
How mixed reality shifts visual attention and success in experimental problem solving5
Race-evasive frames in physics and physics education: Results from an interview study5
Shifting the learning gears: Redesigning a project-based course on soft matter through the perspective of constructionism5
Instructor perspectives on the emergency transition to remote instruction of physics labs5
Validity of Force Concept Inventory evaluated by students’ explanations and confirmation using modified item response curve5
Examining the relation of high school preparation and college achievement to conceptual understanding5
German university students’ views of nature of science in the introductory phase4
Transforming the preparation of physics graduate teaching assistants: Curriculum development4
Validation of a coupled, multiple response assessment for upper-division thermal physics4
Impact of an active learning physics workshop on secondary school students’ self-efficacy and ability4
Departmental support structures for physics graduate students: Development and psychometric evaluation of a self-report instrument4
Frequent small group interactions improve student learning gains in physics: Results from a nationally representative pre-post study of four-year colleges4
Causal reasoning in understanding Newton’s third law4
Students’ difficulties with partial differential equations in quantum mechanics4
Towards a research program in designing and evaluating teaching materials: An example from dc resistive circuits in introductory physics4
Validated diagnostic test for introductory physics course placement4
Applying a mathematical sense-making framework to student work and its potential for curriculum design4
Attributing equity gaps to course structure in introductory physics4
Intuition in quantum mechanics: Student perspectives and expectations4
Assessing the impact of metacognitive postreflection exercises on problem-solving skillfulness4
Productive faculty resources activated by curricular materials: An example of epistemological beliefs in University Modeling Instruction4
Students’ context-sensitive use of conceptual resources: A pattern across different styles of question about mechanical waves4
Instructor interactions in traditional and nontraditional labs4
Gender inequity in individual participation within physics and science, technology, engineering, and math courses4
Theoretical model and quantitative assessment of scientific thinking and reasoning4
Gender differences in students’ self-efficacy in introductory physics courses in which women outnumber men predict their grade4
Views from students and professors in a nonmajor introductory physics course: What is interdisciplinarity?4
Evaluating the impact of a classroom simulator training on graduate teaching assistants’ instructional practices and undergraduate student learning4
Assessing student engagement with teamwork in an online, large-enrollment course-based undergraduate research experience in physics4
Workplace climate forLGBT+physicists: A view from students a4
Longitudinal analysis of women and men’s motivational beliefs in a two-semester introductory physics course sequence for students on the bioscience track4
Students’ views about experimental physics in a large-enrollment introductory lab focused on experimental scientific practices4
Policy recommendations from causal inference in physics education research4
Characterizing the mathematical problem-solving strategies of transitioning novice physics students4
Values affirmation replication at the University of Illinois4
Characterizations of student, instructor, and textbook discourse related to basis and change of basis in quantum mechanics4
Development and validation of the ray optics in converging lenses concept inventory4
Identifying students’ mental models of the apparent motion of the Sun and stars3
Context interactions and physics faculty’s professional development: Case study3
Motivating preservice physics teachers to low-socioeconomic status schools3
Data sharing model for physics education research using the 70 000 response Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics dataset3
Rubric for assessing thinking skills in free-response exam problems3
Retention of conceptual learning after an interactive introductory mechanics course3
Exploring student ideas on change of basis in quantum mechanics3
Ongoing effects of pandemic-imposed learning environment disruption on student attitudes3
Validity of the physics affective characteristics scale for Flemish pharmacy and biology majors3
Motivations for using the item response theory nominal response model to rank responses to multiple-choice items3
Survey of physics reasoning on uncertainty concepts in experiments: An assessment of measurement uncertainty for introductory physics labs3
History of science based dialogues on sound waves: From sound atoms to phonons3
Integrating effective learning strategies in basic physics lectures: A thematic analysis3
Tools for identifying courses that support development of expertlike physics attitudes3
Development and validation of a conceptual multiple-choice survey instrument to assess student understanding of introductory thermodynamics3
Participatory approach to introduce computational modeling at the undergraduate level, extending existing curricula and practices: Augmenting derivations3
Increased learning in a college physics course with timely use of short multimedia summaries3
Sensemaking and scientific modeling: Intertwined processes analyzed in the context of physics problem solving3
Preliminary development of a simple statistical tool for estimating mental model states from a diagnostic test3
Measuring the level of homework answer copying during COVID-19 induced remote instruction3
Hybrid teaching: A tale of two populations3
Studying physics during the COVID-19 pandemic: Student perceptions on synchronous and asynchronous course formats and implications for the future3
Does confidence in a wrong answer imply a misconception?3
Female physics students gain from facilitating informal physics programs3
Improving high school physics outcomes for young women3
Network analysis approach to Likert-style surveys3
Development and illustration of a framework for computational thinking practices in introductory physics3
Student experiences with authentic research in a remote, introductory course-based undergraduate research experience in physics3