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ERIC Number: EJ1145915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Development of a Research Methods and Statistics Concept Inventory
Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M.
Teaching of Psychology, v44 n3 p203-211 Jul 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge concept inventory for eventual use in further scholarship of teaching and learning. In Study 1, we created vignettes and administered open-ended questions to psychology subject pool students. In Study 2, we refined the vignettes and created multiple-choice items using participant responses from Study 1. After administering the measure to psychology subject pool students and a community-based sample of Amazon Mechanical Turk workers, we used item response theory to select 20 items to compose the final Psychological Research Inventory of Concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)
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