This quantitative study explores the differences between six geosciences departments that are successful or less successful in the retention and graduation of female students.
A quantitative investigation of geoscience departmental factors associated with the recruitment and retention of female students
Discusses historical context of geosciences field work in the past to the current state. This is an introduction to a group of special papers that outlines the current trends taking place within geoscience disciplines.
Designing a mixed-methods research instrument and scoring rubric to investigate individuals’ conceptions of plate tectonics
Research methods and underlying theories for research designs that integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches (i.e., mixed methods) are well documented in the field of education research. What is missing in the literature is…
Innovation and Obsolescence in Geoscience Field Courses: Past Experiences and Proposals for the Future
This article presents an assessment of a field camp experience that focuses on a more relevant curriculum for the students being served today. These efforts are being made to impact the declining numbers of students interested in geoscience majors.