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In the journal article, co-written with two faculty in the Department of Chemistry, Steven analyzes written student arguments during the first semester of a college organic chemistry laboratory. Arguments were characterized by a set of domain-general coding categories that were related to the nature and quality of student arguments. Their analysis revealed no trends on the effect of experiment order or general type on the quality of student arguments; however, the amount and types of data sources as well as the level of scaffolding provided both had an impact on student argument quality.
Petritis, S., Kelley, C., and Talanquer, V. (2022). "Analysis of Factors that Affect the Nature and Quality of Student Laboratory Argument," Chemistry Education Research and Practice.