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Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge…
Descriptors: Psychology, Item Response Theory, Computer Software, Research Methodology
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Pliske, Rebecca M.; Caldwell, Tracy L.; Calin-Jageman, Robert J.; Taylor-Ritzler, Tina – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We developed a two-semester series of intensive (six-contact hours per week) behavioral research methods courses with an integrated statistics curriculum. Our approach includes the use of team-based learning, authentic projects, and Excel and SPSS. We assessed the effectiveness of our approach by examining our students' content area scores on the…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistics, Program Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum
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Freng, Scott; Webber, David; Blatter, Jamin; Wing, Ashley; Scott, Walter D. – Teaching of Psychology, 2011
Comprehension of statistics and research methods is crucial to understanding psychology as a science (APA, 2007). However, psychology majors sometimes approach methodology courses with derision or anxiety (Onwuegbuzie & Wilson, 2003; Rajecki, Appleby, Williams, Johnson, & Jeschke, 2005); consequently, students may postpone…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Grade Point Average, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement