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Inscriptions: Toward a Theory of Representing as Social Practice
We argue for a new theoretical perspective on representations. This perspective has its roots in recent scholarship in social studies of science and technology and is centered around the notion of… Expand
Graphing: Cognitive ability or practice?
Traditional views conceive graphing as knowledge represented in students' minds. We show in our critique that such views lead to a common assessment problem of how to account for variations in… Expand
Interpretations of graphs by university biology students and practicing scientists: Toward a social practice view of scientific representation practices
Using graphs is a key social practice of professional science. As part of a research program that investigates the development of graphing practices from elementary school to professional science… Expand
Preparing Students for Competent Scientific Practice: Implications of Recent Research in Science and Technology Studies
Current empirical research in science and technology studies provides new and different views of science and scientists that contrast markedly with the mythical views that underlie many curricular… Expand
Differences in graph-related practices between high school biology textbooks and scientific ecology journals
Our research program is concerned with the trajectory of individuals from their initial participation in science-related activities to their full participation in scientific research. This study was… Expand
A First-Person Perspective on Problem Solving in a History of Mathematics Course
Although problem solving is one of the most studied areas of mathematics education, researchers have not systematically studied the experiences of problem solvers. This article provides a… Expand
Differential Participation during Science Conversations: The Interaction of Focal Artifacts, Social Configurations, and Physical Arrangements.
This study describes how different artifacts, social configurations, and physical arrangements led to different interactional spaces, participant roles, and leve... Expand
The Graduate Grind: A Critical Look at Graduate Education
Abandonment, abuse, anxiety, betrayal, bitterness, breaking point, burnout, collapse, danger, death, desperation, discouragement, divorce, exhaustion, frustration, grind, hardships, hazing, hurdles,… Expand
The Participant as Transcriptionist: Methodological Advantages of a Collaborative and Inclusive Research Practice
This article documents an innovative approach to interview-based research known as the participant-as-transcriptionist method. In the participant-as-transcriptionist method, the participant serves as… Expand
Applications of Science and Technology Studies: Effecting Change in Science Education
Researchers in science and technology studies appear to be more concerned with descriptions and explanations of social phenomena than with the potential applications of their findings. Science and… Expand