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  • Measuring Aptitude

    This article defines aptitude tests in contrast to intelligence tests and achievement tests. It also looks at the value of aptitude tests and examines how the results of aptitude should be used. Finally, this article discusses whether students can improve their scores on these tests.

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  • More Multiple-choice Item Writing Do's and Don'ts

    What follows here is a fairly comprehensive list of recommendations for writing multiple choice items. Some of these are backed up by psychometric research; i.e., it has been found that, generally, the resulting scores are more accurate indicators of each student's knowledge when the recommendations are followed than when they are violated. Other recommendations result from logical deduction.

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  • Reducing Error in Mail Surveys

    Surveys allow information to be collected from a sample group and generalized to the population at large. Because they are low cost and easy to implement, mail surveys are used more frequently for social research than either telephone or face-to-face interviews. Those conducting surveys should recognize four potential sources of error -- sampling error, non-coverage error, non-response error, and measurement error -- and take steps to minimize their impact.

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  • The Concept of Statistical Significance Testing

    This article will help you better understand the concept of significance testing. The meaning of probabilities, the concept of statistical significance, arguments against significance testing, misinterpretation, and alternatives are discussed.

    Added: December 26, 2003 Hits: 2076

  • Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology (AJEDP)

    The AJEDP is a double blind peer reviewed online journal publishing research and scholarly reports from the broad areas of educational and developmental psychology. The journal aims to attract publication from a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives, encompassing research and scholarship relevant to understanding the learning processes across all age groups and across all educational settings.

    Added: December 19, 2003 Hits: 886

  • Dynamical Psychology

    Dynamical Psychology is a journal for the study of complex mental processes of all kinds. We are explicitly open to a variety of perspectives on psychological process, including cognitive, behavioral, nonlinear-science, physics-oriented, sociological, phenomenological, and transpersonal.

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  • Journal of Technology in Counseling

    This web-based electronic journal provides counselor educators, counseling practitioners and others interested in the infusion of technology in the teaching and practice of counseling a platform for publishing.

    Added: December 19, 2003 Hits: 180

  • Current Psychology Letters/Behaviour, Brain & Cognition

    Current Psychology Letters publishes short papers reporting original findings that warrant rapid communication to the scientific community. Current Psychology Letters welcomes contributions in all areas of cognitive experimental psychology including cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive neurosciences, social cognition, cognitive development, cognitive neuropsychology, and comparative cognition.

    Added: December 19, 2003 Hits: 1008

  • Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis

    In the past other journals and reviewers have exhibited a bias against articles that did not reject the null hypothesis. We plan to change that by offering an outlet for experiments that do not reach the traditional significance levels (p < .05). Thus, reducing the file drawer problem, and reducing the bias in psychological literature. Without such a resource researchers could be wasting their time examining empirical questions that have already been examined. We collect these articles and provide them to the scientific community free of cost.

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  • Methods of Psychological Research

    MPR-online publishes results of methodological research and presentations of new methods, models and techniques that are related to the investigation of substantive problems in all areas of psychology.

    Added: December 19, 2003 Hits: 1106

  • Enneagram Institute

    Enneagram authors Don Riso and Russ Hudson's official website. Offers an Enneagram discussion board; extensive information about the Enneagram system, including relationships, addictions, and personal growth; a scientifically validated Enneagram personality test; a free Enneagram test; and an Instinctual Variants test.

    Added: December 16, 2003 Hits: 866

  • Behavior and Philosophy

    A journal devoted to the philosophical, metaphysical, and methodological foundations of the study of behavior, brain, and mind. In addition to original articles, critical or historical reviews and responses to articles are also welcome.

    Added: December 13, 2003 Hits: 3196