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ERIC Number: EJ1055283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Demonstrating the Effectiveness of an Integrated and Intensive Research Methods and Statistics Course Sequence
Pliske, Rebecca M.; Caldwell, Tracy L.; Calin-Jageman, Robert J.; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n2 p153-156 Apr 2015
We developed a two-semester series of intensive (six-contact hours per week) behavioral research methods courses with an integrated statistics curriculum. Our approach includes the use of team-based learning, authentic projects, and Excel and SPSS. We assessed the effectiveness of our approach by examining our students' content area scores on the area concentration achievement test (ACAT) for psychology students. On average, our students scored significantly higher on the ACAT experimental methods and statistics content areas than the national norm. This intensive approach to teaching behavioral research methods and statistics is effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment