Our research group uses qualitative and quantitative methodologies to explore learning in undergraduate general chemistry courses and high school chemistry classrooms. Some of the common methods we use are: surveys, interviews, focus groups, and eye tracking. The overarching focus of our research is on student understanding and assessment.

We are particularly focused on:

  • Assessing conceptual knowledge and utilization of representations
  • Impact of curricular choices and student study habits on student understanding
  • Impact of testing feedback on student success

Interested in doing chemical education research?

Contact Dr. Luxford

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas State University–San Marcos
Chemistry 212
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666