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Goode, Christopher T.; Lamoreaux, Marika; Atchison, Kristin J.; Jeffress, Elizabeth C.; Lynch, Heather L.; Sheehan, Elizabeth – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Hybrid or blended learning (BL) has been shown to be equivalent to or better than face-to-face (FTF) instruction in a broad variety of contexts. We randomly assigned students to either 50/50 BL or 100% FTF versions of a research methods and statistics in psychology course. Students who took the BL version of the course scored significantly lower…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Courses, Research Methodology, Statistics
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Cascio, Ted V. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study assesses the effectiveness of critical thinking drills (CTDs), a repetitious classroom activity designed to improve methodological and statistical thinking in relation to psychological claims embedded in popular press articles. In each of four separate CTDs, students critically analyzed a brief article reporting a recent psychological…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Drills (Practice), Instructional Effectiveness, Statistics
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Slezak, Jonathan M.; Faas, Caitlin – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
This study implemented the components of interteaching as a probe to teach American Psychological Association (APA) Style to undergraduate university students in a psychology research methods and statistics course. The interteaching method was compared to the traditional lecture-based approach between two sections of the course with the same…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Courses, 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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Wilson, Stephanie Gray – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
Undergraduate statistics courses are perceived as challenging by both students and instructors. Students' attitudes, motivation, math anxiety, and preparedness can negatively impact the student and instructor experience and have the potential to negatively impact student learning. This article describes an attempt to address some of these…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Daniel, Frances; Braasch, Jason L. G. – Teaching of Psychology, 2013
The present research investigated whether real-world application exercises promoted students' abilities to spontaneously transfer statistical knowledge and to recognize the use of statistics in real-world contexts. Over the course of a semester of psychological statistics, two classes completed multiple application exercises designed to mimic…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Statistics, Psychology, Learning Activities
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Lloyd, Steven A.; Robertson, Chuck L. – Teaching of Psychology, 2012
Although the use of computer-assisted instruction has rapidly increased, there is little empirical research evaluating these technologies, specifically within the context of teaching statistics. The authors assessed the effect of screencast tutorials on learning outcomes, including statistical knowledge, application, and interpretation. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Statistics, Psychology, Tutoring
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Conners, Frances A.; Mccown, Steven M.; Roskos-Ewoldsen, Beverly – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Outlines and discusses four unique and major challenges facing the undergraduate statistics instructor. These are motivating students to study material they think is uninteresting, handling mathematics anxiety, dealing with performance extremes, and making the learning memorable. Offers solutions for each challenge. (MJP)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies
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Friedrich, James; Buday, Evelyn; Kerr, David – Teaching of Psychology, 2000
Explores the structure and content of statistical training in U.S. undergraduate psychology programs. Presents the results and provides comments on curricular structure and on statistical instruction. Discusses options for addressing issues of course sequencing, content focus, and advanced-level offerings in the major. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dunn, Dana S. – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Describes a collaborative writing project in which students must identify key variables, search and read relevant literature, and reason through a research idea by working closely with a partner. The end result is a polished laboratory report in the APA style. The class includes a peer review workshop prior to final editing. (MJP)
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Anderson, Mark B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1996
Recommends using examples from sports and exercise pathology in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. Sports and exercise issues enjoy popularity among many undergraduates and contain many examples applicable to general psychology courses and psychological research. Discusses sports and exercise topics illustrating concepts from developmental…
Descriptors: Athletics, Cognitive Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Developmental Psychology