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Learning and Instruction Vol. 12, No. 3 pp. 323–344
Central to this study is the question of why subjects who possess the necessary factual or propositional knowledge needed to solve a particular statistical problem, often fail to find the solution to that problem. Ten undergraduate psychology...
Charting and manipulating propositions as methods to promote self-explanation in the study of statistics
Learning and Instruction Vol. 15, No. 6 (December 2005) pp. 517–538
Statistics is known to be a difficult subject, demanding students to perceive interrelations between numerous highly abstract concepts. Many students approach the subject with an evasive attitude, often resulting in rote learning yielding little...
Mental Effort and Performance as Determinants for the Dynamic Selection of Learning Tasks in Air Traffic Control Training
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2004) pp. 153–172
The differential effects of four task selection methods on training efficiency and transfer in computer-based training for Air Traffic Control were investigated. A non-dynamic condition, in which the learning tasks were presented to the participants ...
The Effectiveness of Propositional Manipulation as a Lecturing Method in the Statistics Knowledge Domain
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 41, No. 6 (November 2013) pp. 1127–1140
The current experiment examined the potential effects of the method of propositional manipulation (MPM) as a lecturing method on motivation to learn and conceptual understanding of statistics. MPM aims to help students develop conceptual...