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Michelene (Micki) T.H. Chi (ASU)

Principles and methods of coding qualitative data                                                                                                                   

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Rainer Bromme (WWU)

Bounded reasoning or bounded understanding: Revealing (hidden) aims of different approaches on scientific literacy       

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Hans Jörg Neth (University of Konstanz)

Grasping uncertainty: What experts and laypeople need to know when reasoning about science                                        

Short Bio: Hansjörg Neth is lecturer in Social Psychology and Decision Sciences at the University of Konstanz, and adjunct researcher at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. His research focuses on the analysis of adaptive behavior, interactive cognition, and ecological rationality, as well as applied aspects of judgment and decision-making under risk and uncertainty. Previously, he has served as acting chair of Cognition, Emotion and Communication at the University of Freiburg, taught Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the University of Göttingen, and was research assistant professor in Cognitive Science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Cardiff University, UK.


Kurt VanLehn (ASU)

Techniques used by intelligent tutoring systems to analyze (scientific) reasoning                                                           

Short Bio: Kurt VanLehn is the Diane and Gary Tooker Chair for Effective Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He received a Ph. D. from MIT in 1983 in Computer Science, was a post-doc at BBN and Xerox PARC, joined the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University in 1985, moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 and joined ASU in 2008. He founded and co-directed two large NSF research centers (Circle; the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center). He has published over 125 peer-reviewed publications, is a fellow in the Cognitive Science Society, and is on the editorial boards of Cognition and Instruction and the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Dr. VanLehn's research focuses on intelligent tutoring systems, classroom orchestration systems, and other intelligent interactive instructional technology.


Simine Vazire (UC Davis)

Thinking critically about scientific evidence: Lessons from the replicability crisis                                                            

Short Bio: Simine Vazire is an associate professor in the department of psychology at UC Davis. She is the director of the Personality and Self-Knowledge laboratory. She is the co-founder and current president of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, a senior editor at Collabra: Psychology, and editor in chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science. Her research examines accuracy and bias in people's perceptions of their own behavior and personality. She also conducts meta-science examining how people interpret scientific findings, and tracking trends in the methods and results of published studies in psychology over time. She teaches and blogs about research methods and reproducibility.