ERIC Number: EJ1014331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Enhancing Table Interpretation Skills via Training in Table Creation
Karazsia, Bryan T.
Teaching of Psychology, v40 n3 p208-211 Jul 2013
Quantitative and statistical literacy are core domains in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. An important component of such literacy includes interpretation of visual aids, such as tables containing results from statistical analyses. This article presents a new technique for enhancing student interpretation of American Psychological Association-formatted tables. Undergraduate students exposed to the technique performed better than students not exposed on a measure of table interpretation. An active learning experience in which students learn how to create tables can enhance student ability to interpret tables presented in empirical psychological literature.
Descriptors: Tables (Data), Data Interpretation, Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Active Learning, Learning Activities, College Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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