Psych Lab 2 - Research Methods How Should We Study...

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Research Methods How Should We Study?Wednesday Week 2Lab #1Learning How To LearnInstructors and scientists are interested in understanding what strategies their studentsuse to study and how this affects their learningWhen You Should Study?Massed practicePerhaps study 4 hours before an examDistributed practiceSpacedPerhaps study 1 hour/day for 4 daysRawson & Kintsch StudySet up a lab studyBrought participants into labParticipants had to read about carbon sequestrationOne group was in the massed conditionTold to study once and then again immediately afterOther group was in the spaced conditionStudy passage then leave the labCome back 7 days later to study it againBoth groups studying it twice, we are manipulating the timeImmediately after sessions, they were tested on the materialIV is whether study sessions were massed or spacedDV is performance on the testGraph DataWant to condense data to draw conclusionsTake an average is a method

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