Yang Xiao is an associate research fellow in the School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering of the South China Normal University (SCNU). Prior to SCNU, he completed his MA and doctorate work at the SCNU too. Currently, his research interests include conceptual change, learning progressions, problem solving, and scientific reasoning. He is also skilled in quantitative education research through Item Response Theory and/or other latent trait approach with a special focus on physics and science learning fields. Other specific continuing interests focus on the integration of science education with neuroscience by using eye-tracking and as other neuroscience technologies to explore students underlying cognitive process during concept learning, problem-solving, etc.
Xiao, Y., Koenig, K., Han, J., Liu, Q., Xiong, J., & Bao, L. (2019). Test equity in developing short version conceptual inventories: A case study on the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism. Physical Review Physics Education Research, 15(1), 010122. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.15.010122