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Cognitive science graduate programs are quite diverse, reflecting the diverse interdisciplinary nature of the field. There will be some mix of psychology, computer science, neuroscience, and possibly philosophy, linguistics, and education. Individual programs differ in the relative proportions of those components, which then determines how much technical/...


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The whole point of these lies is to prevent participants from changing their answers because they want to please the researchers or convey their personal beliefs about a topic. It is typical to inform participants about the true purpose at the end of the study if this is possible. Other times, studies use purposefully vague language in describing the ...


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One of the publications on engaged learning that you provide (the "Engaged Learning: Are We All on the Same Page?" one) seems to answer your question (here is a fuller version of it). The quote that addresses your question is given below (bold added). Many of these concepts of engagement cover ground similar to that covered by initiatives in higher ...


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There is probably a better way of doing this, but you could probably do this using the block feature in Qualtrics. For example, I often do this when I have several multi-item scales. Each scale is a block. You might randomise item order within a block, but you can also randomise the order of blocks. So you could group questions (e.g., 1 and 1a) into their ...


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Short answer Acquaintance at the start of a new study can help to build a network of friends. Friends can offer mental support in difficult times, they can stimulate you in your studies, you can discuss homework with them and you can just spend your free time with them to (re-)charge before the new semester. Friends are not only fun to have, they are a ...


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By definition all journals publish "recent studies" because they are publishing all the time (either on a monthly/qaurterly basis). Sometimes, journals publish articles online months before in print. However i think your question is about finding the best articles, rather than journals, and there are a few tricks. If you have access to any good search ...


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A quick Google search reveals a list of computer-based cognitive testing software. Apparently, Cogstate computerized cognitive tests have been used in hundreds of clinical trials––guiding decision-making for safety and efficacy across many indications and all phases of development. CANTAB Connect Research is the world’s most validated, precise and ...


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Cognitive sciences is an extremely broad term, and really more of an interdisciplinary term for fields related by a focus on explaining behavior in terms of mental processes, with varying ways of operationalizing what that means exactly. (See MaríaAnt's excellent answer to a previous question, "What is the difference between behavioral science and cognitive ...


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As @Lucianopaz said in his answer, this question is very broad and depends on what area of Cognitive Science you are interested in. Cognitive Science is an "umbrella term" or a "collective term" for many different sciences. As the link I provided says, there are 6 main sciences within the collection; Philosophy Linguistics Anthropology Neuroscience AI (...


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Very interesting! on a very basic level, you'd want to start in exploring reward mechanisms- according to the stimuli, there would be a planned reaction associated to the stimuli conditioned over time. i don't see locus of control as a perrsonal characteristic inherent to the inner-workings of one's thought on selfhood, but rather as a trained pattern ...


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It is common for psychology departments to have a cognitive specialization available at the graduate level. At the undergrad level, I would expect to be forced to choose between psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, or something else. That is, cognitive science does not include philosophy or computer science by most academic systems for demarcating ...


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In addition to the previous answer, there's also a document called The Belmont Report which describes the ethical principles and guidelines for conducting research involving human subjects. Oftentimes, it is listed out in the informed consent form that deception will be used in the study, and it is also required to give out an adequate debrief session, ...


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