Dr. Thacker does physics education research in the following areas:
She is presently exploring students understanding of topics in modern physics
and quantum mechanics both from a viewpoint of students' conceptions and by
analyzing cognitive structures (from fundamental conceptual primitives, to the
combination of those into larger cognitive structures) and researching students'
understanding of topics, such as fluids, taught in the introductory algebra-based
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