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Elbulok-Charcape, Milushka; Grandoit, Evan; Berman, Lorin; Fogel, Joshua; Fink, Lauren; Rabin, Laura – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Peer tutoring is an effective method of improving undergraduate students' academic performance, especially for those at-risk for poor grades. Peer tutoring has seldom been explored in undergraduate statistics, a difficult but required course for many college majors. The current study investigated the benefits of peer tutoring for 180…
Descriptors: Student Improvement, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students, Peer Teaching
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Modiano, Yosefa; Bonanome, Marianna – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
Psychology ranks fourth on the list of most common undergraduate majors and is increasing in popularity (McFarland, 2018). The most recent American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major list scientific inquiry among its most important goals. In order to demonstrate literacy in psychological science, the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Majors (Students), Statistics
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Bebermeier, Sarah; Kerkhoff, Denise – Psychology Teaching Review, 2019
The Etherpad is an open source online editor providing the possibility for collaborative writing and discussions in real-time via a shared link. Previous research has shown that the use of technology in higher education can be effective and that online editors can facilitate collaborative learning. This article outlines the use of the Etherpad in…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Collaborative Writing, Editing, Technology Uses in Education
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Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is experienced by a large number of psychology students, and previous research has examined a range of potential correlates, including academic performance, mathematical ability and psychological predictors. These varying predictors are often considered separately, although there may be shared variance between them. In the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Skills, Academic Ability, Student Attitudes
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Nesbit, Rachel J.; Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety is extremely common in undergraduate psychology students. The Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) is at present the most widely used measure to assess statistics anxiety, measuring six distinct scales: test and class anxiety, interpretation anxiety, fear of asking for help, worth of statistics, fear of statistics teachers…
Descriptors: Statistics, Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Psychology
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Bourne, Victoria J.; Nesbit, Rachel J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2018
Statistics anxiety has often been linked to performance in statistics modules for psychology students, despite this no research to date has examined whether attitudes towards statistics can predict whether or not a student chooses to carry on psychology from pre-tertiary to higher education. In this pilot study 41 second year A-level psychology…
Descriptors: Statistics, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Anxiety
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Davies, Emma L.; Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Paltoglou, Aspasia E. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Students often struggle with learning about statistics, which encompass a large proportion of a psychology degree. This pilot study explored how first- and final-year students reflected on their experiences of being taught this topic, in order to identify needs that could be addressed in a project to improve their learning. First-year students…
Descriptors: Statistics, Psychology, Educational Resources, Pilot Projects
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Morys-Carter, Wakefield L.; Paltoglou, Aspasia E.; Davies, Emma L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
Statistics and Research Methods modules are often unpopular with psychology students; however, at Oxford Brookes University the seminar component of the second-year research methods module tends to get very positive feedback. Over half of the seminars work towards the submission of a research-based experimental lab report. This article introduces…
Descriptors: Psychology, Student Research, Research Methodology, Methods Courses
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Jackson, Emma J.; Davies, Emma. L. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Following the success of last year's teaching and career development workshop, this year's DART-P sponsored workshop at the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Annual Conference held at Lancaster University focused on postgraduate's experiences of teaching research methods. This article provides a review of the invited speakers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cormack, Sophie; Bourne, Victoria; Deuker, Charmaine; Norton, Lin; O'Siochcru, Cathal; Watling, Rosamond – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Psychology lecturers are well-qualified to carry out action research which would contribute to the theoretical understanding of learning as well as having practical benefits for students. Pedagogical action research demonstrates how knowledge of psychology can be applied to solve practical problems, providing role models of psychological literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Research, Action Research, Psychology
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Bourne, Victoria J. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
Research methods and statistical analysis is typically the least liked and most anxiety provoking aspect of a psychology undergraduate degree, in large part due to the mathematical component of the content. In this first cycle of a piece of action research, students' mathematical ability is examined in relation to their performance across…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Predictor Variables, Statistics, Action Research
Stone, Anna; Meade, Claire; Watling, Rosamond – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
Feedback from students on a Level 1 Research Methods and Statistics module, studied as a core part of a BSc Psychology programme, highlighted demand for additional tutorials to help them to understand basic concepts. Students in their final year of study commonly request work experience to enhance their employability. All students on the Level 1…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership, Student Development, Feedback (Response)
Barry, John A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
Some psychology students achieve high grades in all classes except for research methods (RM). Previous research has usually treated low levels of achievement in RM as a unitary phenomenon, without reference to the grades the student is achieving in other subjects. The present internet survey explored preferences for learning RM in 140 psychology…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Low Achievement, Cognitive Style, Research Methodology
Swenson, John Eric, III; Schneller, Gregory R. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Students from four sections of Introduction to Psychology (N=82) were taught that participating in a classroom exercise may make memories vulnerable to the misinformation effect. All students were shown a short video clip of a car wreck. Students were then asked either "leading" or "non-leading" questions about the video clip. Students were also…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Psychology, Memory, Introductory Courses
Ruggeri, Kai – Psychology Teaching Review, 2011
Statistics is one of the most common topics across disciplines and levels of study. This is mainly due to a rise in need for students to apply analytical skills in almost any academic area or profession. The statistical component of academic programmes is considered critical, and it is listed as one--if not the--focal point of higher education.…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Statistics, Anxiety, Higher Education
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