Passion Research

a blog about the passion for research, the research on passion, motivation and emotion, experience sampling, and occasionally also about open science


July 2015

Are girls more anxious about science learning? -Surprising findings with Experience Sampling

Many previous studies found girls to be more anxious about science learning than boys, but a recent study by Goetz and colleagues (2013) has questioned this conclusion, showing that previously used assessments might have been biased and that experience sampling... Continue Reading →


A word on z-standardization in longitudinal studies: Don’t.

RECENTLY¬†PUBLISHED! As a reader and reviewer of psychological journals myself, I often come across misinterpretations of z-scores in longitudinal studies. Z-standardization and ipsatization often lead to misinterpretations and other methodological problems in longitudinal studies and in the analysis of groups,... Continue Reading →

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