The PERC provides an opportunity for those in the field of physics education research to share research, get feedback, and discuss issues relevant to the community. Members of the field will disseminate their research results at the general AAPT meeting preceding the PERC. During the PERC, the focus is on feedback and discussion with others engaged in physics education research.
This year's theme is "The Practice of Analysis as a Window on Theory." Participants will take part in activities, workshops, and discussions about the different modes of analysis currently used in physics education research, especially modes of qualitative research. The emphasis will not be on the results of physics education research, but rather on the analytic means by which we arrive at those results. The discussions of analysis will give insight into the theories that are present (explicitly or implicitly) when we carry out our analyses A variety of session formats will provide opportunities for multiple perspectives in our discussion of analysis and underlying theory.
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.
The registration form for the summer meeting of AAPT includes a line to register for the PERC. The cost for registration is $65 and includes lunch and a copy of the Conference Proceedings.
The PERC dinner on Thursday evening is ticketed separately. Please purchase dinner tickets and register for the PERC in advance since on-site registration is limited.
All presenters (including those who present posters) are invited to submit a paper for inclusion in the proceedings. All papers will be peer reviewed. Papers must be submitted by July 18, 2003. Call for Papers.
Abstracts due for AAPT contributed papers. (Do not submit to PERC organizers!) DEADLINE PAST!
PERC conference proceedings contributed paper submissions due. DEADLINE PAST!
August 29 (tentative):
PERC conference proceedings invited paper submissions due.
Links to Previous Physics Education Research Conferences
Michael C. Wittmann
tel: 207 - 581 - 1237
Rachel E. Scherr
tel: 301 - 405 - 6179