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Li, Yixun; Wang, Min – Educational Psychologist, 2023
Orthographic learning is the process that supports children in becoming skilled word readers. How orthographic learning occurs has been one of the central questions in the scientific studies of reading. The present systematic review focuses on experimental studies of orthographic learning via self-teaching. It explains and discusses the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Learning Processes, Independent Study, Written Language
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Kumar, Revathy; DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica – Educational Psychologist, 2023
Acknowledging that educational psychologists should be deliberate in integrating race-related issues in their research, we aim to examine the extent to which articles published in "Educational Psychologist" issues to date have done so. Based on an iterative search using Boolean/phrase search terms minority, ethnicity, race, culture,…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Periodicals, Race, Ethnicity
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Hoadley, Christopher; Campos, Fabio C. – Educational Psychologist, 2022
The ever-changing nature of online learning foregrounds the limits of separating research from design. In this article, we take the difficulty of making generalizable conclusions about designed environments as a core challenge of studying the educational psychology of online learning environments. We argue that both research and design can…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Psychology, Epistemology, Intervention
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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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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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Zengilowski, Allison; Schuetze, Brendan A.; Nash, Brady L.; Schallert, Diane L. – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Refutation texts, rhetorical tools designed to reduce misconceptions, have garnered attention across four decades and many studies. Yet, the ability of a refutation text to change a learner's mind on a topic needs to be qualified and modulated. In this critical review, we bring attention to sources of constraints often overlooked by refutation…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Instructional Materials, Research Problems, Research Methodology
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Emery, Alyssa; Anderman, Lynley H. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Researchers in the field of health psychology developed interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore how individuals make sense of, and meaning from, experiences of personal significance. We describe our approach to using IPA to explore whether current theories of achievement motivation adequately account for the experiences of students…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Phenomenology, Psychological Studies, Achievement Need
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Nolen, Susan Bobbitt – Educational Psychologist, 2020
In this commentary, I identify some common themes in the six articles in this special issue, including the importance of aligning research methods with research questions and embracing the complexity of educational phenomena. Then, I reflect on some differences in how authors responded to the request to discuss the role of their inquiry world view…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Research Methodology, World Views
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Turner, Julianne C.; Christensen, Andrea L. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
In this article, we explain how our inquiry worldview informs one methodological approach we have used to better understand classroom processes and change, State Space Grids (SSGs). We describe our approach to measuring a fundamental classroom process, that of teacher-student interaction, and its influence on a valued educational outcome, student…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Learner Engagement, Systems Approach
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Usher, Ellen L. – Educational Psychologist, 2018
This commentary revisits compelling arguments put forth by the contributors to this special issue on the role of race and ethnicity in academic motivation research. First, an overview of how race and motivation have been positioned in prominent theories of motivation is provided and juxtaposed with those offered in culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Educational Research, Racial Bias, Culturally Relevant Education
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Urdan, Tim; Bruchmann, Kathryn – Educational Psychologist, 2018
In this article, we review research that has examined the association between race, ethnicity, culture, and student motivation. We begin by describing potential problems regarding how race, ethnicity, and culture are defined in research. Next, we review some of the methods that have been used to examine the associations among race, ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Race, Ethnicity, Culture
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Asterhan, Christa S. C.; Schwarz, Baruch B. – Educational Psychologist, 2016
There is increasing consensus among psycho-educational scholars about argumentation as a means to improve student knowledge and understanding of subject matter. In this article, we argue that, notwithstanding a strong theoretical rationale, causal evidence is not abundant, definitions of the objects of study (argumentation, learning) are often not…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Definitions, Research Methodology, Research Problems
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Stapleton, Laura M.; McNeish, Daniel M.; Yang, Ji Seung – Educational Psychologist, 2016
Multilevel models are often used to evaluate hypotheses about relations among constructs when data are nested within clusters (Raudenbush & Bryk, 2002), although alternative approaches are available when analyzing nested data (Binder & Roberts, 2003; Sterba, 2009). The overarching goal of this article is to suggest when it is appropriate…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Data Analysis, Statistical Data, Multivariate Analysis
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Mayer, Richard E. – Educational Psychologist, 2015
Computer games for learning (also called video games or digital games) have potential to improve education. This is the intriguing idea that motivates this special issue of the "Educational Psychologist" on "Psychological Perspectives on Digital Games and Learning." Computer games for learning are games delivered via computer…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology
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