With gaze data analyses becoming more prominent as a research method in general, the number of studies using eye tracking methodology is also increasing in Physics Education Research (PER). In this presentation, Dr. Pascal Klein and Larissa Hahn, provide a taxonomy to classify how and for which aim eye tracking has been used in PER so far. They demonstrate their research agenda on complex representations and show how their own research interest has evolved based on their eye tracking studies.
Dr. Pascal Klein is professor at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Faculty of Physics. He received his PhD from the TU Kaiserslautern in 2016 with a topic on multiple representations in higher physics education. Pascal Klein has lead several research projects and empirical studies utilizing eye tracking, aiming at the development of teaching material, improving learning, and increasing the success of physics studies.
Larissa Hahn is a PhD student at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Faculty of Physics. In 2020, she finished her Master thesis on physics students’ visual attention when coordinating vector field representations.