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Using Empirical Article Analysis to Assess Research Methods Courses

Teaching Institute - Board: TI-010
Friday, May 22, 2009, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Margaret R. Letterman
Eastern Connecticut State University

Peter Bachiochi
Eastern Connecticut State University

Wendi Everton
Eastern Connecticut State University

Carlos Escoto
Eastern Connecticut State University

Melanie Evans
Eastern Connecticut State University

Madeleine Fugere
Eastern Connecticut State University

Jennifer Leszczynski
Eastern Connecticut State University

We designed an empirical article analysis test for Research Methods (RM) I and II students to assess students’ ability to identify key variables, ethical issues, generalizability concerns, and design weaknesses, and critically analyze the conclusions. Results indicated significant improvement in these skills for RMII students compared to RMI students (t(158)=5.10, p< .001).

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