Physics Department
University of Cape Town

Physics Education Research

Saalih Allie

E-mail: saalih.allie@uct.ac.za

and

Andy Buffler

E-mail: andy.buffler@uct.ac.za


MSc and PhD projects are available. Please email us directly.
 

Recent publications:

"Writing-intensive physics laboratory reports: tasks and assessment"
S. Allie, A. Buffler, L. Kaunda & M. Inglis
The Physics Teacher  35  7  (1997)   399-405.

"First year physics students' perceptions of the quality of experimental measurements"
S. Allie, A. Buffler, L. Kaunda, B. Campbell  &  F. Lubben
International Journal of Science Education   20  4  (1998) 447-459.

"An investigation of students' ability to communicate science investigations"
L. Kaunda, S. Allie, A. Buffler, B. Campbell & F. Lubben
South African Journal of Higher Education   12  1  (1998)  122-129.

"A Course in Tools and Procedures for Physics I"
S. Allie and A. Buffler
American Journal of Physics  66  7  (1998)  613-624.

"The communication of laboratory investigations by university entrants"
B. Campbell, S. Allie, A. Buffler, L. Kaunda & F. Lubben
Journal of Research in Science Teaching37  8 (2000)  839-853.

"Point and Set Reasoning in Pracrtical Science Measurement by Entering University Freshmen"
F. Lubben, B. Campbell, A. Buffler & S. Allie
Science Education  85  4  (2001) 311-327.

"The development of first year physics students' ideas about measurement in terms of point and set paradigms"
A. Buffler, S. Allie, F. Lubben & B. Campbell
International Journal of Science Education 23 11 (2001)  1137-1156.

"Teaching measurement in the introductory physics laboratory"
S. Allie, A. Buffler, B. Campbell, D. Evangelinos, F. Lubben, D. Psillos and  O. Valassiades
The Physics Teacher 11  7  (2003)  394-401.

"Development and application of a model for students' decision-making in laboratory work"
M. Rollnick, S. Allie, A. Buffler, B. Campbell & F. Lubben
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 8 1 (2004) 13-28.

"Teaching scientific measurement at university: understanding students' ideas and laboratory curriculum reform"
B. Campbell, F. Lubben, A. Buffler & S. Allie
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Monograph (2005) ISBN 0-620-35108-X

“A model-based view of physics for computational activities in the introductory physics course”
A. Buffler, S. Pillay, F. Lubben & R. Fearick
American Journal of Physics 76 4&5 (2008) 431-437

"Effectiveness of a GUM-compliant course for teaching measurement in the introductory physics laboratory"
S. Pillay, A. Buffler, F. Lubben & S. Allie
European Journal of Physics 29 (2008) 647-659

“Impact of a conventional introductory laboratory course on the understanding of measurement”
T.S. Volkwyn, S. Allie, A. Buffler & F. Lubben
Physical Review Special Topics Physics Education Research, 4 010108  (2008) 1-10.

“Teaching measurement and uncertainty the GUM way”
A. Buffler , S. Allie & F. Lubben
The Physics Teacher  in press (2008). 

"Profiles of freshman physics students' views on the Nature of Science."
B. Ibrahim, A. Buffler & F. Lubben
Journal of Research in Science Teachingin press (2008)

 “The effect of students’ views of the nature on science on their views of the nature of scientific measurement”
A. Buffler, F. Lubben & B. Ibrahim.
International Journal of Science Education,
in press (2008).


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