pubs

continually updated with links to co-authors websites

2023

  1. Beyond Active Learning: Using 3-Dimensional Learning to Create Scientifically Authentic, Student-Centered Classrooms
    Melanie M. Cooper, Marcos D Caballero, Justin H Carmel, Erin M Duffy, Cori L Fata-Hartley, Deborah G Herrington, Paul C Nelson, James T Laverty, Lynmarie A Posey, Jon R Stoltzfus, Ryan L Stowe, Ryan D Sweeder, Stuart Tessmer, Sonia M Underwood, and Diane Ebert-May
    bioRxiv, 2023
  2. Couplet scoring for research based assessment instruments
    Michael Vignal, Gayle Geschwind, Marcos D. Caballero, and H. J. Lewandowski
    2023
  3. Survey of physics reasoning on uncertainty concepts in experiments: An assessment of measurement uncertainty for introductory physics labs
    Michael Vignal, Gayle Geschwind, Benjamin Pollard, Rachel HendersonMarcos D. Caballero, and H. J. Lewandowski
    Oct 2023
  4. Supporting teachers to integrate computational practices and design opportunities for equitable participation in science classrooms
    D. Stroupe, D. Reinholz, S. Byun, J. Christensen, J. Willison, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Oct 2023
  5. Physics Computational Literacy: What, Why, and How?
    Tor Ole B. Odden, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In International Handbook of Physics Education Research, Oct 2023
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    Making graduate admissions in physics more equitable
    Nicholas T. YoungKirsten Tollefson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physics Today, Jul 2023

2022

  1. REPORT
    2021 PICUP Virtual Capstone Conference Report
    Marcos D. Caballero, Larry Engelhardt, Alexis V. Knaub, Michelle Kuchera, Marié Lopez Puerto, Brandon Lunk, Kelly Roos, and Todd Zimmerman
    Jul 2022
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    Rubric-based holistic review: A promising route to equitable graduate admissions in physics
    Nicholas T. YoungK. TollefsonRemco G. T. Zegers, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., Nov 2022
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    Students’ perspectives on computational challenges in physics class
    P. C. HamerskiDaryl McPaddenMarcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., Aug 2022
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    Development and illustration of a framework for computational thinking practices in introductory physics
    Daniel P. Weller, Theodore E. Bott, Marcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., Jul 2022
  5. Classification of open-ended responses to a research-based assessment using natural language processing
    Joseph Wilson, Benjamin Pollard, John M. Aiken, Marcos D. Caballero, and  H. J. Lewandowski
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2022
  6. JMB
    Three Cases That Demonstrate How Students Connect the Domains of Mathematics and Computing
    Odd Petter Sand, Marcos D. Caballero, Knut Martin Mørken, and Elise Lockwood
    Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Jul 2022
  7. DEME
    Students’ Development of a Logarithm Function in Python Using Taylor Expansions: A Teaching Design Case Study
    Odd Petter Sand, Elise Lockwood, Marcos D. Caballero, and Knut Martin Mørken
    Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, Jul 2022
  8. Exploring Self-Efficacy in Data Science
    P. C. HamerskiDevin Silvia, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Vol. 2, Jul 2022
  9. Teachers’ use of resources for equitable integration of computation in science classrooms
    David Stroupe, Sunghwan Byun, Julia Willson, Julie Christensen, Marcos D. Caballero, and Daniel L. Reinholz
    In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences-ICLS2022, Jul 2022

2021

  1. Introductory physics lab instructors’ perspectives on measurement uncertainty
    Benjamin Pollard, Robert Hobbs, Rachel HendersonMarcos D. Caballero, and H. J. Lewandowski
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2021
  2. Framework for evaluating statistical models in physics education research
    John M. Aiken, Riccardo De Bin, H. J. Lewandowski, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2021
  3. Physics Graduate Record Exam does not help applicants “stand out”
    Nicholas T. Young, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2021
  4. JEDM
    Predictive and Explanatory Models Might Miss Informative Features in Educational Data
    Nicholas T. Young, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Journal of Educational Data Mining, Jul 2021
  5. Investigating institutional influence on graduate program admissions by modeling physics Graduate Record Examination cutoff scores
    Nils J. Mikkelsen, Nicholas T. Young, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2021
  6. Comparing student conceptions and construction of while loops in modeling motion
    Grace Mackessy, Paul W. Irving, Marcos D. Caballero, and Leanne Doughty
    In 2021 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2021
  7. Analyzing time-to-degree for transfer students at a Large Midwestern University
    Alyssa C. Waterson, Rachel Henderson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2021 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2021

2020

  1. Communities of practice as a curriculum design theory in an introductory physics class for engineers
    Paul W. Irving, Daryl McPadden, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2020
  2. Predicting time to graduation at a large enrollment American university
    John M. Aiken, Riccardo De Bin, Morten Hjorth-Jensen, and Marcos D. Caballero
    PLOS ONE, Jul 2020
  3. Thematic analysis of 18 years of physics education research conference proceedings using natural language processing
    Tor Ole B. Odden, Alessandro Marin, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2020
  4. Characterizing College Science Instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol
    Kinsey Bain, Rebecca L. Matz, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Marcos D. Caballero, Diane Ebert-May, Sonia M. Underwood, Justin H. Carmel, Deborah G. Herrington, James T. Laverty, Erin M. Duffy, Jon R. Stoltzfus, Lydia Bender, Lynmarie A. Posey, Mark Urban-Lurain, Ryan L. Stowe, Ryan D. Sweeder, Stuart H. Tessmer, and Melanie M. Cooper
    PLOS ONE, Jul 2020
  5. Learning assistant approaches to teaching computational physics problems in a problem-based learning course
    Alanna Pawlak, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2020

2019

  1. Editorial: Focused Collection: Quantitative Methods in PER: A Critical Examination
    Alexis V. Knaub, John M. Aiken, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2019
  2. PICUP: The Partnership for the Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics
    Marcos D. Caballero, Larry Engelhardt, Robert Hilborn, Marié Lopez Puerto, and Kelly Roos
    APS News, Jul 2019
  3. Physics computational literacy: An exploratory case study using computational essays
    Tor Ole B. Odden, Elise Lockwood, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2019
  4. Design, Analysis, Tools, and Apprenticeship (DATA) Lab
    Kelsey Funkhouser, William Martinez, Rachel Henderson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    European Journal of Physics, Jul 2019
  5. Identifying features predictive of faculty integrating computation into physics courses
    Nicholas T. Young, Grant Allen, John M. AikenRachel Henderson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2019
  6. Modeling student pathways in a physics bachelor’s degree program
    John M. AikenRachel Henderson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2019
  7. PICUP: A Community of Teachers Integrating Computation into Undergraduate Physics Courses
    Marcos D. Caballero, Norman Chonacky, Larry Engelhardt, Robert C. Hilborn, Marie Puerto, and Kelly R. Roos
    The Physics Teacher, Jul 2019
  8. Preliminary Analysis of Student-Identified Themes around Computation in High School Physics
    Theodore Bott, Daniel Weller, Marcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019
  9. How do previous coding experiences influence undergraduate physics students?
    Jacqueline Bumler, P. C. HamerskiMarcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019
  10. A Longitudinal Exploration of Students’ Beliefs about Experimental Physics
    Rachel Henderson, Kelsey Funkhouser, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019
  11. Computational Essays and Computational Literacy at the University of Oslo
    Tor Ole B. Odden, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019
  12. Investigating Teacher Learning Goals Involving Computation in High School Physics
    Daniel Weller, Marcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019
  13. Using Machine Learning to Understand Physics Graduate School Admissions
    Nicholas T. Young, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2019 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2019

2018

  1. Labs are Necessary, and We Need to Invest in Them
    Marcos D. Caballero, Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer, Heather J. Lewandowski, and MacKenzie R. Stetzer
    APS News, Jul 2018
  2. Integrating a Computational Perspective in Physics Courses
    Marcos D. Caballero, and Morten Hjorth-Jensen
    In New Trends in Physics Education Research, Jul 2018
  3. Prevalence and nature of computational instruction in undergraduate physics programs across the United States
    Marcos D. Caballero, and Laura Merner
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2018
  4. SCIADV
    Evaluating the extent of a large-scale transformation in gateway science courses
    Rebecca L. Matz, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Lynmarie A. Posey, James T. Laverty, Sonia M. Underwood, Justin H. Carmel, Deborah G. Herrington, Ryan L. Stowe, Marcos D. Caballero, Diane Ebert-May, and Melanie M. Cooper
    Science Advances, Jul 2018
  5. SCI ED
    Fostering students’ epistemic agency through the co-configuration of moth research
    David Stroupe, Marcos D. Caballero, and Peter White
    Science Education, Jul 2018
  6. Analysis of the most common concept inventories in physics: What are we assessing?
    James T. Laverty, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2018
  7. Development of the Modes of Collaboration framework
    Alanna Pawlak, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2018
  8. What counts in laboratories: toward a practice-based identity survey
    Kelsey Funkhouser, Marcos D. Caballero, Paul W. Irving, and Vashti Sawtelle
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018
  9. Denoting and Comparing Leadership Attributes and Behaviors in Group Work
    Kristina Griswold, Daryl McPaddenMarcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018
  10. The difficulties associated with integrating computation into undergraduate physics
    Ashleigh Leary, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018
  11. Feedback as a mechanism for improving students scientific communication skills
    Daryl McPaddenP. C. HamerskiMarcos D. Caballero, and Paul W. Irving
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018
  12. How computation can facilitate sensemaking about physics: A case study
    Odd Petter Sand, Tor O.B. Odden, Christine Lindstrøm, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018
  13. Examining the relationship between student performance and video interactions
    Robert Solli, John M. AikenRachel Henderson, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2018 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2018

2017

  1. Taking A Scientific Approach To Physics Education
    Marcos D. Caballero
    Student Journal of Physics, Jul 2017
  2. P^3: a practice focused learning environment
    Paul W. Irving, Michael J. Obsniuk, and Marcos D. Caballero
    European Journal of Physics, Jul 2017
  3. Assessing learning outcomes in middle-division classical mechanics: The Colorado Classical Mechanics and Math Methods Instrument
    Marcos D. Caballero, Leanne Doughty, Anna M. Turnbull, Rachel E. Pepper, and Steven J. Pollock
    Physical Review Physics Education Research, Jul 2017
  4. Expanding the PICUP community of practice
    Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2017 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2017
  5. Examining Thematic Variation in a Phenomenographical Study on Computational Physics
    Nathaniel Hawkins, Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2017 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2017

2016

  1. Characterizing College Science Assessments: The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol
    James T. Laverty, Sonia M. Underwood, Rebecca L. Matz, Lynmarie A. Posey, Justin H. Carmel, Marcos D. Caballero, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Diane Ebert-May, Sarah E. Jardeleza, and Melanie M. Cooper
    PLOS ONE, Jul 2016
  2. Methods for Analyzing Pathways through a Physics Major
    John M. Aiken, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2016 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2016

2015

  1. Challenge faculty to transform STEM learning
    Melanie M. Cooper, Marcos D. Caballero, Diane Ebert-May, Cori L. Fata-Hartley, Sarah E. Jardeleza, Joseph S. Krajcik, James T. Laverty, Rebecca L. Matz, Lynmarie A. Posey, and Sonia M. Underwood
    Science, Jul 2015
  2. Educational transformation in upper-division physics: The Science Education Initiative model, outcomes, and lessons learned
    Stephanie V. Chasteen, Bethany Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Katherine K. Perkins, Steven J. Pollock, and Carl E. Wieman
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2015
  3. Development and uses of upper-division conceptual assessments
    Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Charles Baily, Homeyra Sadaghiani, Stephanie V. Chasteen, Qing X. Ryan, and Steven J. Pollock
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2015
  4. Unpacking students’ use of mathematics in upper-division physics: where do we go from here?
    Marcos D. Caballero, Bethany R. Wilcox, Leanne Doughty, and Steven J. Pollock
    European Journal of Physics, Jul 2015
  5. Computation across the curriculum: What skills are needed?
    Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015
  6. Troubleshooting Formative Feedback in P^3 (A group-based learning environment)
    Paul W. Irving, Vashti Sawtelle, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015
  7. Developing the Next Generation of Physics Assessments
    James T. Laverty, Melanie M. Cooper, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015
  8. A Case Study: Novel Group Interactions through Computational Physics
    Michael J. Obsniuk, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015
  9. Identification of a shared answer-making game in group context
    Alanna Pawlak, Paul W. Irving, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015
  10. Student Ideas around Vector Decomposition in the Upper-Division
    Anna Turnbull, Leanne Doughty, Vashti Sawtelle, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2015 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2015

2014

  1. Uncovering the hidden meaning of cross-curriculum comparison results on the Force Concept Inventory
    Lin Ding, and Marcos D. Caballero
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2014
  2. Bridging physics and biology teaching through modeling
    Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Brian A. Couch, Benjamin M. Zwickl, Kathleen A. Hinko, and Marcos D. Caballero
    American Journal of Physics, Jul 2014
  3. A model for incorporating computation without changing the course: An example from middle-division classical mechanics
    Marcos D. Caballero, and Steven J. Pollock
    American Journal of Physics, Jul 2014
  4. Integrating Numerical Computation into the Modeling Instruction Curriculum
    Marcos D. Caballero, John B. Burk, John M. Aiken, Brian D. Thoms, Scott S. Douglas, Erin M. Scanlon, and Michael F. Schatz
    The Physics Teacher, Jul 2014
  5. Student Use of a Single Lecture Video in a Flipped Introductory Mechanics Course
    John M. Aiken, Shih-Yin Lin, Scott S. Douglas, Edwin F. Greco, Brian D. Thoms, Marcos D. Caballero, and Michael F. Schatz
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014
  6. Rubric Design for Separating the Roles of Open-Ended Assessments
    Leanne Doughty, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014
  7. Peer Evaluation of Video Lab Reports in a Blended Introductory Physics Course
    Scott S. Douglas, Shih-Yin Lin, John M. Aiken, Edwin F. Greco, Brian D. Thoms, Marcos D. Caballero, and Michael F. Schatz
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014
  8. Engaging Physics Faculty in Course Transformation
    James T. Laverty, Stuart H. Tessmer, Melanie M. Cooper, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014
  9. Peer Evaluation of Video Lab Reports in an Introductory Physics MOOC
    Shih-Yin Lin, Scott S. Douglas, John M. Aiken, Edwin F. Greco, Brian D. Thoms, Marcos D. Caballero, and Michael F. Schatz
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014
  10. Just Math: A new epistemic frame
    Wolf. Stephen F., Leanne Doughty, Paul W. Irving, Eleanor C. Sayre, and Marcos D. Caballero
    In 2014 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2014

2013

  1. Analytic framework for students’ use of mathematics in upper-division physics
    Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Daniel A. Rehn, and Steven J. Pollock
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2013
  2. How can we improve problem solving in undergraduate biology?: Applying lessons from 30 years of physics education research
    Anne-Marie Hoskinson, Marcos D. Caballero, and Jennifer K. Knight
    Cell Biology Education - Life Science Education, Jul 2013
  3. The Initial State of Students Taking an Introductory Physics MOOC
    John M. Aiken, Shih-Yin Lin, Scott S. Douglas, Edwin F. Greco, Brian D. Thoms, Marcos D. Caballero, and Michael F. Schatz
    In 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2013
  4. Assessing Student Learning in Middle-Division Classical Mechanics/Math Methods
    Marcos D. Caballero, and Steven J. Pollock
    In 2013 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2013

2012

  1. Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics diagnostic: A conceptual assessment for the junior level
    Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Pepper, Marcos D. Caballero, Steven J. Pollock, and Katherine K. Perkins
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2012
  2. Implementing and assessing computational modeling in introductory mechanics
    Marcos D. Caballero, Matthew A. Kohlmyer, and Michael F. Schatz
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2012
  3. Comparing large lecture mechanics curricula using the Force Concept Inventory: A five thousand student study
    Marcos D. Caballero, Edwin F. Greco, Eric R. Murray, Keith R. Bujak, M. Jackson Marr, Richard Catrambone, Matthew A. Kohlmyer, and Michael F. Schatz
    American Journal of Physics, Jul 2012
  4. Understanding Student Computational Thinking with Computational Modeling
    John M. AikenMarcos D. Caballero, Scott S. Douglas, John B. Burk, Erin M. Scanlon, Brian D. Thoms, and Michael F. Schatz
    In 2012 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2012
  5. ACER: A Framework on the Use of Mathematics in Upper-division Physics
    Marcos D. Caballero, Bethany R. Wilcox, Rachel E. Pepper, and Steven J. Pollock
    In 2012 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2012
  6. Upper-division Student Understanding of Coulomb’s Law: Difficulties with Continuous Charge Distributions
    Bethany R. Wilcox, Marcos D. Caballero, Rachel E. Pepper, and Steven J. Pollock
    In 2012 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2012

2011

  1. Fostering Computational Thinking
    Marcos D. Caballero, Matthew A. Kohlmyer, and Michael F.
    In 2011 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings, Jul 2011
  2. Comparing the Matter and Interactions Curriculum with a Traditional Physics Curriculum: A Think Aloud Study
    Keith R. Bujak, Marcos D. Caballero, Michael F. Schatz, M. Jackson Marr, and Richard Catrambone
    In 2011 AERA Conference Proceedings, Jul 2011

2009

  1. Tale of two curricula: The performance of 2000 students in introductory electromagnetism
    Matthew A. Kohlmyer, Marcos D. Caballero, Richard Catrambone, Ruth W. Chabay, Lin Ding, Mark P. Haugan, M. Jackson Marr, Bruce A. Sherwood, and Michael F. Schatz
    Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, Jul 2009
  2. Placing the Deep Impact Mission into context: Two decades of observations of 9P/Tempel 1 from McDonald Observatory
    Anita L. Cochran, Edwin S. Barker, Marcos D. Caballero, and Judit Györgey-Ries
    Icarus, Jul 2009