Archives of Scientific Psychology

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Introductory Psychology Textbooks' Coverage of Intelligence Research (ICPSR 36957)

Principal Investigator(s): Warne, Russell, Utah Valley University

Summary:

This study, conducted in Fall 2016, analyzed the coverage of human intelligence in 29 different introductory psychology textbooks. The data coded for this study included basic information, such as textbook title, authors, whether intelligence had its own chapter, the number of pages discussing intelligence, the number of pages total in the textbook, the concepts taught, and the accuracy of the material. Files also include specific passages (with references) that were inaccurate or questionably accurate.

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Citation

Warne, Russell. Introductory Psychology Textbooks' Coverage of Intelligence Research. ICPSR36957-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-11-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36957.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36957.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    authors, intelligence, learning, psychological wellbeing, research

Smallest Geographic Unit:    None

Time Period:   

  • 2016

Date of Collection:   

  • 2016-08--2016-12

Unit of Observation:    Textbook

Universe:    The top 30 selling introductory psychology textbooks according to Amazon.com published in either the United States or Great Britain in 2016.

Data Type(s):    text, observational data

Methodology

Sample:    The top 30 selling introductory psychology textbooks according to Amazon.com published in either the United States or Great Britain in 2016 were requested from publishers. 29 were received.

Mode of Data Collection:    coded on-site observation

Description of Variables:    The data coded for this study included basic information, such as textbook title, authors, whether intelligence had its own chapter, the number of pages discussing intelligence, the number of pages total in the textbook, the concepts taught, and the accuracy of the material. Files also include specific passages (with references) that were inaccurate or questionably accurate.

Response Rates:    29 out of 30 textbooks requested were received, for a response rate of 96.7 percent.

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Original ICPSR Release:   2017-11-20

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