Kathleen M. Fisher's research while affiliated with San Diego State University and other places

Publication (1)

Article
Natural selection as a mechanism of evolution is a central concept in biology; yet, most nonbiology-majors do not thoroughly understand the theory even after instruction. Many alternative conceptions on this topic have been identified, indicating that the job of the instructor is a difficult one. This article presents a new diagnostic test to asses...

Citations

... It should also be noted that understanding evolutionary processes does not always require understanding of DET. For example, the CINS instrument developed by Anderson et al. (2002) is largely focused on microevolution. Dodick and Orion (2003a) developed and used the Geological Time Aptitude test to evaluate junior and senior high school students' ability to recreate and represent the transformation of a series of geological structures over time. ...