Textbook Language Use

Bernadette Stewart investigated various quantitative textual measures of two version of a popular introductory textbook. She found that the text had become less readable, less integrated, and more mathematical over a twenty year period. Click here for the thesis . This work was extended to a third textbook contemporary to one of the versions studied by Jennifer Campbell. Click here for the thesis. This work was presented at the APS April Meeting in 2008 in St. Louis. Click here for the poster.

Textbook Integration

Stephen Skinner and Crystal Bailey look at how various parts of a science class referenced other parts and in more detail how parts of a science text referenced other parts. Click here for a talk on this research. The research was presented in Physics Education, 34:266 (1999)