Tag Archives: research

Why people often do not accept the research

Via the @BCAMT email list-serve:   "[T]here is an interesting (and disturbing) literature on situations in which information does not change prior biases or decisions. The word I have seen is ‘motivated reasoning’. … Interestingly, I ran into a problem of ‘motivated reasoning’ with a class of future teachers. The question is: when would research […]

Intuition and research

There are a number of things which have been discovered over the years through research which are not entirely intuitive. In fact, many of the results that have been discovered are down-right odd.   If you pay people to perform simple, routine tasks, in general the more you pay the person, the better they perform. […]