Exploration of Arts-Based Education Research (ABER)

Welcome colleagues. My C&I dissertation will be focused in the integration of the arts across the curriculum. In May of this year  (2011) the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) released Reinvesting in Arts Education:Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools. The talk is being talked but the walk is only walked through an […]

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS: New Media and Research Methods

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS   Advancing Social and Business Research Methods with New Media Technologies   A volume edited by Natalie Sappleton, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom   Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30 2012         To be published in 2013 by IGI Global:     Introduction The 21st century has presented the […]

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Using self-interviews – New Realities toolkit available

We’ve added a new document to our series of Realities Toolkits all about using self-interviews, a research method developed by the ‘Media of Remembering’ team at University of Loughborough. The method involved participants using a small digital audio recorder to talk in their own time about their lives. The research team developed this method to give […]

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Should I buy This Book?

I’m thinking of buying this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0472050079/ref=pe_27691_27340931_pe_vfe_dt5   On the face of it it seems like the kind of book I’ll enjoy. Admittedly I’d enjoy a nice biography about Metallica or some other heavy rock band more, but I need to maintain the façade of loving statistics. It seems to be an historical account of why […]

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Analyzing Differential Carryover Effects

Hey There, I am a graduate student, currently working on my Master’s thesis. I am attempting to analyze differential carryover effects for a within-subjects design. I have three conditions, counterbalanced of course, and I would like to see how early exposure to one or two conditions affects the other(s). If anyone knows of anything to […]

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The Joy of Confidence Intervals

In my last blog I mentioned that Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) was a bad idea (despite most of us having been taught it, use it and possibly teach it to future generations). I also said that confidence intervals are poorly understood. Coincidentally, a colleague of mine, knowing that I was of the ‘burn NHST […]

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Top 5 Statistical Faux Pas

In a recent article (Nieuwenhuis, et al., 2011, Nature Neuroscience, 14, 1105-1107), neuroscientists were shown to be statistically retarded … or something like that. Ben Goldacre wrote an article about this in the Guardian newspaper, which caused a bit of a kerfuffle amongst British psychologists because in the first published version he accidentally lumped psychologists […]

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Meta-Analysis and SEM

Someone recently asked me about how to incorporate results from Structural Equation Models into a meta-analysis. The short answer is ‘with great difficulty’, although that’s not terribly helpful. One approach it to do the meta-analysis at the correlation level, which is good if the SEM studies report the zero-order correlations (which hopefully they do). That […]

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