iSTAR - international STudies of Astronomy Education Research Database


  • Stephanie J. Slater CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research
  • Michael T. Fitzgerald Edith Cowan University, Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research
  • Timothy F. Slater University of Wyoming/CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research
  • Coty B. Tatge University of Wyoming
  • Paulo S. Bretones Federal University of Sao Carlos


Database, Astronomy Education Research


Historically, an important part of the scientific research cycle is to situate any research project within the landscape of the existing scientific literature. In the field of discipline-based astronomy education research, grappling with the existing literature base has proven difficult because of the difficulty in obtaining research reports from around the world, particularly early ones. In order to better survey and efficiently utilize the wide and fractured range and domain of astronomy education research methods and results, the international STudy of Astronomy Education Research database, iSTAR project was initiated.