IA menu

One of the ways to make it easier for students to choose their IA experiment for replication is to give them a limited menu of choices. By giving them a menu of options, it guarantees that you are familiar with the studies that they are going to replicate and you know that you can access the original study.

Below is an example of an IA menu with the file attached.

Sample IA menu

1. The smashing car special: Loftus & Palmer (1974)  An experiment that sees whether word choice can affect an eye-witness’s memory of an auto accident. Limited to two levels of the IV.  

2. For the smaller appetite: Baddeley, Thomson & Buchanan (1975) Word Length and the Structure of Short-Term Memory  

3. To cleanse the palette: Bransford, J.D. & Johnson, M. K. (1972).  How information before and after reading a text may help understanding and recall.

4. For the narcissist in all of us: Rogers, Kuiper & Kirker’s (1977) study of self-referential encoding.

5. Triple the pleasure: Peterson and Peterson (1959)  The effect of time intervals on the recall of trigrams. Link to the original study.

6. A Googletastic delight: Sparrow et al (2011).  The effect of computer use on memory.


For those who like to make a decision

1. Hey, Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Williams & Bargh (2008). Experiencing Physical Warmth Promotes Interpersonal Warmth.

2. For the fast calculators: Tversky & Kahnemann (1973)  on anchoring bias and the estimation of a math problem

3. Heavenly choices: Nisbett and Wilson (1977).  A study of the Halo Effect

4. Abstract vs concrete desserts: Wason & Shapiro (1971).  A study of logic and problem-solving.

5. Indian delight: Strack and Mussweiler (1997).  The use of anchors in decision making.

6. Frames of mind: Tversky & Kahneman, (1981).  The use of frames to influence choices.

IA menu - student copy
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