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Sarafoglou, Alexandra; Hoogeveen, Suzanne; Matzke, Dora; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The current crisis of confidence in psychological science has spurred on field-wide reforms to enhance transparency, reproducibility, and replicability. To solidify these reforms within the scientific community, student courses on open science practices are essential. Here we describe the content of our Research Master course "Good Research…
Descriptors: Psychology, Research Skills, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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van Doorn, Johnny; Matzke, Dora; Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Sir Ronald Fisher's venerable experiment "The Lady Tasting Tea" is revisited from a Bayesian perspective. We demonstrate how a similar tasting experiment, conducted in a classroom setting, can familiarize students with several key concepts of Bayesian inference, such as the prior distribution, the posterior distribution, the Bayes…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Distributions, Sequential Approach
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Pek, Jolynn; Van Zandt, Trisha – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Statistical thinking is essential to understanding the nature of scientific results as a consumer. Statistical thinking also facilitates thinking like a scientist. Instead of emphasizing a "correct" procedure for data analysis and its outcome, statistical thinking focuses on the process of data analysis. This article reviews frequentist…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Thinking Skills, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Button, Katherine S.; Chambers, Christopher D.; Lawrence, Natalia; Munafò, Marcus R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
There is a widely acknowledged need to improve the reliability and efficiency of scientific research to increase the credibility of the published scientific literature and accelerate discovery. Widespread improvement requires a cultural shift in both thinking and practice, and better education will be instrumental to achieve this. Here we argue…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, 21st Century Skills, Scientific Research, Teamwork
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Blincoe, Sarai; Buchert, Stephanie – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The preregistration of research plans and hypotheses may prevent publication bias and questionable research practices. We incorporated a modified version of the preregistration process into an undergraduate capstone research course. Students completed a standard preregistration form during the planning stages of their research projects as well as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Research Problems, Research Design
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Anglin, Stephanie M.; Edlund, John E. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Despite discussion and institution of new reforms in psychology research, little is known about how much reform psychologists believe is still needed across various research practices and whether instructors are teaching students about replication and reform in their courses. To investigate these questions, we distributed questionnaires assessing…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Research Methodology, Replication (Evaluation), College Faculty
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Jekel, Marc; Fiedler, Susann; Allstadt Torras, Ramona; Mischkowski, Dorothee; Dorrough, Angela Rachael; Glöckner, Andreas – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The "Hagen Cumulative Science Project" is a large-scale replication project based on students' thesis work. In the project, we aim to (a) teach students to conduct the entire research process for conducting a replication according to open science standards and (b) contribute to cumulative science by increasing the number of direct…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Student Research
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Grahe, Jon E; Cuccolo, Kelly; Leighton, Dana C; Cramblet Alvarez, Leslie D – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Open science initiatives, which are often collaborative efforts focused on making research more transparent, have experienced increasing popularity in the past decade. Open science principles of openness and transparency provide opportunities to advance diversity, justice, and sustainability by promoting diverse, just, and sustainable outcomes…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Student Research, Researchers, Undergraduate Students
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Thompson, W. Burt; Garry, Amanda; Taylor, John; Radell, Milen L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
When people interpret the outcome of a research study, do they consider other relevant information such as prior research? In the current study, 251 college graduates read a single brief fictitious news article. The article summarized the findings of a study that found positive results for a new drug. Three versions of the article varied the…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Statistics, Misconceptions, Probability
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Rumain, Barbara; Geliebter, Allan – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
We implemented NSF-funded computerized Experimental Psychology Laboratories at Touro College and incorporated process-oriented guided-inquiry learning (POGIL). We designed POGIL modules for the labs and conducted workshops for faculty on the implementation of the guided-inquiry approach, including learning teams. Data were collected from students…
Descriptors: Experimental Psychology, Active Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jacobsen, Anja Møgelvang; Diseth, Åge – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Psychology as an A-level subject in senior high school (12th to 13th grade) has increased in popularity in recent years. The purpose of this study was to investigate why students choose psychology as a subject, and their satisfaction with this choice. A total of 624 Norwegian students responded to a survey. A factor analysis supported a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Psychology, Course Selection (Students), Adolescents
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Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Gordon, Alexander J.; Terjesen, Mark D.; Hicks, Ashley – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
The advent of the integrated learning system (ILS) offers instructors opportunities to provide students with feedback-enabled, interactive learning exercises as online supplements to assigned textbooks. Major college publishers are now bundling an ILS with many of their textbook offerings in undergraduate courses in psychology and other fields. We…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Assisted Testing, Mastery Learning, Introductory Courses
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Egloff, Frank; Souvignier, Elmar – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2020
Affecting preservice teachers' pedagogical intentions and future behavior is a challenging goal of teacher education. It may be accomplished by purposefully changing their beliefs. The aim of this study was to investigate whether lesson videos, compared to an argumentation-based video format, can evoke stronger and more positive emotional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Intention, Video Technology
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Dutke, Stephan; Bakker, Helen; Sokolová, Lenka; Stuchlikova, Iva; Salvatore, Sergio; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
This paper argues that teaching psychology for non-psychologists influences psychology's public image and the basis of collaboration between psychologists and non-psychologists. Therefore, designing psychology curricula for non-psychology students and professionals is an important task of psychology departments that deserves attention. For guiding…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational Needs, Relevance (Education)
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Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology students often feel anxious about learning statistics, which can impact their performance. However, little research has explored statistics confidence, which may be an important way to reduce the negative connotations of associating statistics with anxiety. We aimed to explore whether modifying an existing measure of statistics anxiety…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, Psychology
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