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Translating experimental paradigms into individual-differences research: Contributions, challenges, and practical recommendations

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Edwards, Mark

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Psychological science has long been cleaved by a fundamental divide between researchers who experimentally manipulate variables and those who measure existing individual-differences. Increasingly, however, researchers are appreciating the value of integrating these approaches. Here, we used visual attention research as a case-in-point for how this gap can be bridged. Traditionally, researchers have predominately adopted experimental approaches to investigating visual attention. Increasingly,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGoodhew, Stephanie Catherine
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T06:41:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1053-8100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/162516
dc.description.abstractPsychological science has long been cleaved by a fundamental divide between researchers who experimentally manipulate variables and those who measure existing individual-differences. Increasingly, however, researchers are appreciating the value of integrating these approaches. Here, we used visual attention research as a case-in-point for how this gap can be bridged. Traditionally, researchers have predominately adopted experimental approaches to investigating visual attention. Increasingly, however, researchers are integrating individual-differences approaches with experimental approaches to answer novel and innovative research questions. However, individual differences research challenges some of the core assumptions and practices of experimental research. The purpose of this review, therefore, is to provide a timely summary and discussion of the key issues. While these are contextualised in the field of visual attention, the discussion of these issues has implications for psychological research more broadly. In doing so, we provide eight practical recommendations for proposed solutions and novel avenues for research moving forward.
dc.description.sponsorshipARC Future Fellowship (FT170100021)
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2018
dc.sourceConsciousness and Cognition
dc.subjectattention
dc.subjectcorrelational
dc.subjectexperimental
dc.subjectindividual differences
dc.subjectmethodology
dc.subjectreliability
dc.subjectvariability
dc.subjectvisual attention
dc.titleTranslating experimental paradigms into individual-differences research: Contributions, challenges, and practical recommendations
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume69
dc.date.issued2019-03
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3102795xPUB943
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.elsevier.com/en-au
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationThe Australian National University
local.description.embargo2021-03-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT170100021
local.identifier.essn1090-2376
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage14
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage25
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.concog.2019.01.008
dc.provenancehttp://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1053-8100/..."Author's post-print on open access repository after an embargo period of between 12 months and 48 months" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 13/05/19). This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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