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Communication of Research Findings

The video series provides a snapshot of the research world of REASON and a glimpse into modern research environments comprised of international and interdisciplinary teams. Here, some of the doctoral candidates from the first cohort present their empirical findings by explaining the theory and the design of their studies, their research methods, and discussing the implications of their results for practice and society.

We are currently preparing the second series of videos based on the research of the doctoral candidates from the second REASON cohort. Our preparations include a workshop on storyboarding and filming video abstracts.

Andras Csanadi, Carlos Mauricio Castaño Diaz, Maria Fysaraki, Jannina Klemm, and Ansgar Opitz were doctoral candidates in the REASON Cohort 2013 and are now members of the REASON Alumni network. Further information is available in the section REASON People


ansgarAdvancing the assessment of scientific reasoning skills: A review of tests and a detailed analysis of a common test

Ansgar Opitz
Supervisory team: Moritz Heene, Frank Fischer, Richard Shavelson (Stanford University)

AndrasSolving professional problems together: The impact of collaboration on pre-service teachers‘ scientific reasoning

Andras Csanadi
Supervisory team: Ingo Kollar, Frank Fischer, David Shaffer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Janina KlemmBiological observation competency in preschool - the relation to scientific reasoning and opportunities for intervention

Janina Klemm
Supervisory team: Birgit J. Neuhaus, Beate Sodian, William Boone (Miami University)

Carlos 2How multiplayer online battle arenas foster scientific reasoning and argumentation

Carlos Mauricio Castaño Diaz
Supervisory team: Birgit Dorner, Heinrich Hußmann, Jan-Willem Strijbos (University of Groningen), Richard Allan Bartle (University of Essex)

Maria smilingConceptualizing and supporting awareness in collaborative argumentation

Maria Fysaraki
Heinrich Hußmann, Frank Fischer, Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado at Boulder)