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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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Grant, Janie Busby; Grace, Tim – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
Psychology graduates are employed in a wide variety of workplace roles. The broad nature of these future workplace requirements can make it difficult for students to learn and apply classroom knowledge and challenging for educators to develop authentic and engaging materials. In research methods and statistics courses in particular it can be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Grissett, Judy Orton; Huffman, Charles – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2019
In the current study we examined students' course performance, perceptions, and self-reported use of an open textbook compared to a traditional publisher's textbook in an introductory psychology course. Sixty students from two course sections used either an open textbook or a traditional textbook. To minimize the effect of confounding variables,…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services, Psychology