About the Institute

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The Scientific Reasoning Research Institute (SRRI), a division of the UMass College of Natural Sciences, is an interdisciplinary group who:

  1. conduct research on reasoning and cognitive processes involved in the learning of science, mathematics, engineering, and statistics and
  2. apply these findings to improve instruction and learning in these domains.

Institute members have come from a variety of backgrounds including biology, physics, mathematics, education, and psychology. SRRI projects and associates serve the campus community by providing financial support for graduate and undergraduate students, directing theses and independent study projects, promoting interactions with local school teachers, fostering instructional innovation, and promoting collaborations with other researchers and organizations.

You can find research articles by SRRI members in Publications and software and curriculum materials in Products.