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Mende, Stephan; Proske, Antje; Narciss, Susanne – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Collaboration provides learners with opportunities to develop an understanding beyond what they could achieve alone. To this end, learners need to build on each other's knowledge to draw new conclusions. This requires successful retrieval, inferencing, and mutual referencing during collaboration. Although individual preparation is considered as…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Memory, Recall (Psychology), Inferences
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Reeve, Johnmarshall; Cheon, Sung Hyeon – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Autonomy-supportive teaching is the adoption of a student-focused attitude and an understanding interpersonal tone that enables the skillful enactment of seven autonomy-satisfying instructional behaviors to serve two purposes--support intrinsic motivation and support internalization. Using self-determination theory principles and empirical…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Psychological Needs, Teaching Styles, Teacher Attitudes
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Nussbaum, E. Michael – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Collaborative argumentation in education, where students work together to construct and critique arguments, is an important social practice in many disciplines and can also develop conceptual understanding. This article addresses the evolution of my research agenda on collaborative argumentation from just scaffolding the generation of…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Logical Thinking, Evaluative Thinking, Persuasive Discourse
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Williams, Joanna P. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
This article was adapted from the E. L. Thorndike Address that I delivered at the August, 2019 meeting of the American Psychological Association in Chicago. I trace my career as an educational psychologist in the context of the enormous changes, both theoretical and societal, that occurred during my years as an active researcher. Reading, the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Reading Research, Beginning Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Mellor, David – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Improving research culture to value transparency and rigor is necessary to engage in a productive "Credibility Revolution." The field of educational psychology is well positioned to act toward this goal. It will take specific actions by both grassroots groups plus leadership to set standards that will ensure that getting published,…
Descriptors: Norms, Culture, Credibility, Educational Psychology
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Wentzel, Kathryn R. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
In this article, I comment on the potential benefits and limitations of open science reforms for improving the transparency and accountability of research, and enhancing the credibility of research findings within communities of policy and practice. Specifically, I discuss the role of replication and reproducibility of research in promoting better…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Research, Credibility, Replication (Evaluation)
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Fleming, Jesse I.; Wilson, Sarah Emily; Hart, Sara A.; Therrien, William J.; Cook, Bryan G. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Openness is a foundational principle in science. Making the tools and products of scientific research openly accessible advances core aims and values of education researchers, such as the credibility, equity, impact, and efficiency of research. The digital revolution has expanded opportunities for providing greater access to research. In this…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Research, Data, Problems
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Flake, Jessica Kay – Educational Psychologist, 2021
An increased focus on transparency and replication in science has stimulated reform in research practices and dissemination. As a result, the research culture is changing: the use of preregistration is on the rise, access to data and materials is increasing, and large-scale replication studies are more common. In this article, I discuss two…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Construct Validity, Access to Information, Test Construction
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Plucker, Jonathan A.; Makel, Matthew C. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Replication is a key activity in scientific endeavors. Yet explicit replications are rare in many fields, including education and psychology. In this article, we discuss the relevance and value of replication in educational psychology and analyze challenges regarding the role replications can and should play in research. These challenges include…
Descriptors: Replication (Evaluation), Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Patall, Erika A. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Extensive debate of potentially common, yet questionable research practices that lead to biased findings within social and health sciences has emerged over the last decade. These challenges likely apply to educational psychology, though the field has been slow to address them. This article discusses current research norms, strategic solutions…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychological Studies, Research Problems, Meta Analysis
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Reich, Justin – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Preregistration and registered reports are two promising open science practices for increasing transparency in the scientific process. In particular, they create transparency around one of the most consequential distinctions in research design: the data analytics decisions made before data collection and post-hoc decisions made afterwards.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data Analysis, Research Design, Educational Psychology
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Tabak, Iris – Educational Psychologist, 2020
It would be easier to navigate our information world if we had a navigational system to guide us. Absent such a system, the authors of the five articles in this special issue propose different ways to help learners engage with scientific information, in light of the post-truth condition. I suggest that the contribution of these articles lies in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science and Society, Role of Education, Beliefs
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Duschl, Richard A. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Knowledge building dynamics are central to scientific communities and involve dialog, debate, inquiry, and contested reasoning. Refining and developing knowledge is an oft missing dynamic in precollege educational programs. Practical reasoning and human decision making are essential epistemic and social dynamics in knowledge-building struggles and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Systems, Scientific Research, Science Education
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Sinatra, Gale M.; Lombardi, Doug – Educational Psychologist, 2020
When individuals have questions about scientific issues, they often search the Internet. Evaluating sources of information and claims they find has become more difficult in the post-truth era. Students are often taught source evaluation techniques, but the proliferation of "fake news" has resulted in a misinformation arms race. As…
Descriptors: Evaluative Thinking, Information Sources, Evidence, Internet
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Lapsley, Daniel; Chaloner, Dominic – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Post-truth trades on the corruption of argument and evidence to protect ideological commitment and social identity. We distinguish two kinds of post-truth environments, epistemic bubbles and echo chambers, and argue that facets of post-truth are countered the more science (and general) education encourages the development of intellectual virtues…
Descriptors: Science Education, Metacognition, Identification (Psychology), Moral Values
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