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To Read Is the Challenge─Insights from 100 Days, 100 Papers Reading Challenge in Chemistry Education Research

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posted on 24.11.2022, 05:05 authored by N Graulich, M Rost, Madeleine SchultzMadeleine Schultz, M Gallardo-Williams
The lack of time available for staying up to date with the literature is a common issue for scholars and practitioners in many disciplines. A recent challenge issued on Twitter with the goal to read 100 papers in 100 days attracted the attention of several members of the chemistry education research community. In this paper, we report the outcomes of this reading challenge, including insights into the group composition, its reading preferences, and challenges participants face. We also provide an overview of the themes covered in the group's readings obtained via natural language processing of the abstracts of the papers read by the group. Common themes in the papers were generally centered around students, learning, and chemistry, with an emphasis on research validity and the role of technology in chemistry instruction. Differences between individual participants' reading choices and those of the group as a whole are visualized using semantic network plots.

History

Journal

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

99

Pagination

3364-3369

Location

Washington, D.C.

ISSN

0021-9584

eISSN

1938-1328

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

10

Publisher

American Chemical Society