Students' changing understanding of psychological evidence: Integrating evidence evaluation in psychology instruction

Gideon Dishon, Sarit Barzilai, Johnatan Verissimo Yanai

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Abstract

This study extends the prevailing emphasis on evidence in the natural sciences by offering a novel fine-grained analysis of how undergraduate students evaluate psychological evidence. The study employs the Grasp of Evidence framework to explore psychology students' epistemic ideals and processes for evaluating popular psychological evidence, and examines how these change following a course that included collaborative evidence evaluation and design tasks. Analyses of pre and post evidence evaluation assessments reveal three key shifts in students' grasp of evidence: in perception of the sources of psychological knowledge, in views of scientific objectivity, and in definitions of psychological phenomena.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInternational Collaboration toward Educational Innovation for All
Subtitle of host publicationOverarching Research, Development, and Practices - 16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
EditorsClark Chinn, Edna Tan, Carol Chan, Yael Kali
Pages929-932
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330653
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Event16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022 - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 6 Jun 202210 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/06/2210/06/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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