Many motivational theories are built on the analysis of correlations between variables, factors analyses, structural equation models, and related approaches. These 'variable-oriented' statistical approaches yield many insights, but they do not answer to all research questions. What analyses of inter-individual... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
This column in The Guardian gave an entertaining summary why >>"Passion" may not be worth getting too excited about.<<. Here the LINK to the column.