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

Published: Nov 20, 2017 View help for published

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Russell Warne, Utah Valley University

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

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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.

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

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2016
2016-08 -- 2016-12

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.

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

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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.

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

2017-11-20

2017-11-20

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36957.v1

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