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George, Tim; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2016
In order for a person to comprehend metaphoric expressions, do metaphor-irrelevant aspects of literal information need to be inhibited? Previous research using sentence-verification paradigms has found that literal associates take longer to process after reading metaphorical sentences; however, it is problematic to infer inhibition from this…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Figurative Language, Inhibition, Experiments
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Mielicki, Marta K.; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Problem Solving, 2016
Successful algebraic problem solving entails adaptability of solution methods using different representations. Prior research has suggested that students are more likely to prefer symbolic solution methods (equations) over graphical ones, even when graphical methods should be more efficient. However, this research has not tested how representation…
Descriptors: Algebra, Problem Solving, Graphs, Equations (Mathematics)
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Jaeger, Allison J.; Wiley, Jennifer – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2015
This study explored students' ability to evaluate their learning from a multimedia inquiry unit about the causes of global climate change. Participants were 90 sixth grade students from four science classrooms. Students were provided with a text describing the causes of climate change as well as graphs showing average global temperature changes.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Privacy, Student Records, Parent Rights
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Jarosz, Andrew F.; Goldenberg, Olga; Wiley, Jennifer – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Learning by invention is an alternative approach to teaching statistics where students are tasked with attempting to solve a problem before being taught the canonical formula for solving it, often resulting in increased understanding of material compared with traditional instruction. The first study, conducted in a college statistics classroom…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Group Activities, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Griffin, Thomas D.; Wiley, Jennifer; Thiede, Keith W. – Grantee Submission, 2019
A set of four experiments assessed the effects of establishing a comprehension-test expectancy (in contrast to a memory-test expectancy) on relative metacomprehension accuracy. Typically readers show poor relative metacomprehension accuracy while learning from text (i.e., they are unable to discriminate topics they have understood well from topics…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Tests, Expectation
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Griffin, Thomas D.; Wiley, Jennifer; Thiede, Keith W. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
A set of four experiments assessed the effects of establishing a comprehension-test expectancy (in contrast to a memory-test expectancy) on relative metacomprehension accuracy. Typically readers show poor relative metacomprehension accuracy while learning from text (i.e., they are unable to discriminate topics they have understood well from topics…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Tests, Expectation
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Danek, Amory H.; Wiley, Jennifer; Öllinger, Michael – Journal of Problem Solving, 2016
Insightful problem solving is a vital part of human thinking, yet very difficult to grasp. Traditionally, insight has been investigated by using a set of established "insight tasks," assuming that insight has taken place if these problems are solved. Instead of assuming that insight takes place during every solution of the 9 Dot, 8 Coin,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Arithmetic, Intuition, Hypothesis Testing
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Jarosz, Andrew F.; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Problem Solving, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to provide an easy template for the inclusion of the Bayes factor in reporting experimental results, particularly as a recommendation for articles in the "Journal of Problem Solving." The Bayes factor provides information with a similar purpose to the "p"-value--to allow the researcher to make…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Bayesian Statistics, Statistical Inference, Computation
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Ricks, Travis Rex; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Problem Solving, 2014
Does having more knowledge or interest in the topics used in example problems facilitate or hinder learning in statistics? Undergraduates enrolled in Introductory Psychology received a lesson on central tendency. Following the lesson, half of the students completed a worksheet with a baseball cover story while the other half received a weather…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Statistics, Psychology
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Wiley, Jennifer; Jaeger, Allison J.; Griffin, Thomas D. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Starting with early research on multiple source comprehension that primarily emerged from work in history, researchers have explored several types of instructional manipulations including altering the features of the inquiry task that is given (such as being asked to write a narrative or an argument); changing features of the task environment…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Task Analysis, History Instruction, Science Instruction
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Blaum, Dylan; Griffin, Thomas D.; Wiley, Jennifer; Britt, M. Anne – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
We examined students' understanding of the causes of a scientific phenomenon from a multiple-document-inquiry unit. Students read several documents that each described causal factors that could be integrated to address the given writing task of explaining the causes of change in average global temperature. We manipulated whether the document set…
Descriptors: Climate, Public Policy, Causal Models, Essays
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Wiley, Jennifer; Sarmento, David; Griffin, Thomas D.; Hinze, Scott R. – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2017
Graphics presented alongside expository science texts can have a number of positive effects for instruction, including facilitating engagement, arousing interest, and improving understanding. However, because students harbor expectations about which contexts are likely to support better understanding, the mere presence of graphics also has the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Biology, Expectation, Science Instruction
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Goldenberg, Olga; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Problem Solving, 2011
Divergent thinking tasks are a popular basis for research on group creative problem solving, or brainstorming. The brainstorming literature has been dominated by research that investigates group performance by measuring the total number of generated ideas using the original rules put forth by Osborn (1953). This review of empirical literature on…
Descriptors: Conflict, Brainstorming, Criticism, Problem Solving
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Jarosz, Andrew F.; Wiley, Jennifer – Intelligence, 2012
Current theories concerning individual differences in working memory capacity (WMC) suggest that WMC reflects the ability to control the focus of attention and resist interference and distraction. The current set of experiments tested whether susceptibility to distraction is partially responsible for the established relationship between…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Individual Differences, Correlation, Task Analysis
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Jaeger, Allison J.; Taylor, Andrew R.; Wiley, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Understanding many scientific phenomena, processes, or systems may be especially dependent on a student's ability to visualize or manipulate spatial information in order to construct mental representations. One instructional technique often included in science texts to help students to understand difficult concepts is the use of concrete or…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Spatial Ability, Logical Thinking, Science Experiments
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