Ed Psych Terminology
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Systematic observations or tests of methods conducted by teachers or schools to improve teaching and learning for their students.
Intensive study of one person or one situation.
Statistical descriptions of how closely two variables are related.
Studies that collect detailed information about specific situations, often using observation, surveys, interviews, recordings, or a combination of these methods.
A flexible approach to teaching that matches content, process, and product based on student difference in readiness, interests, and learning needs. Teaching that takes into account students' abilities, prior knowledge, and challenges so that instruction matches not only the subject being taught but also students' needs.
The discipline concerned with teaching and learning processes; applies the methods and theories of psychology and had its own as well.
Based on systematically collected data.
A descriptive approach to research that focuses on life within a group and tries to understand the meaning of events to the people involved.
Evidence-based practice in Psychology (EBPP)
Practices that integrate the best available research with the insights of expert practitioners and knowledge of the characteristics, culture, and preferences of the client.
Research method in which variables are manipulated and the effects recorded.
A prediction of what will happen in a research study based on theory and previous research.
Detailed observation and analysis of changes in a cognitive process as the process unfolds over a several-day or several-week period of time.
A relationship between two variables in which a high value on one is associated with a low value on the other.
People or animals studied
A relationship between two variables in which the two increase or decrease together.
Established relationship between factors.
Studies that fit most of the criteria for true experiments, with the important exception that the participants are not assigned to groups at random. Instead the existing groups such as classes or schools participate in the experiments.
Without any definite pattern, following no rule.
Thoughtful and inventive. Reflective teachers think back over situations to analyze what they did and why, and to consider how they might improve learning for their students.
Single-subject experimental studies
Systematic interventions to study effects with one person, often by applying and then withdrawing a treatment.
Not likely to be a chance occurrence.
Teachers' sense of self efficacy
A teachers' belief that he or she can reach even the most difficult students and help them learn.
Integrated statement of principles that attempts to explain a phenomenon and make predictions.