Citation

Improving Jurors' Evaluations of Causal Claims in Scientific Evidence

Abstract | Word Stems | Keywords | Association | Citation | Similar Titles



Abstract:

Myriad studies have demonstrated the difficulties faced by lay jurors as they attempt to properly evaluate scientific evidence. This research tests the effectiveness of a brief but very general philosophy-based training intervention as a method of improving jurors’ abilities to evaluate causal claims found in scientific evidence. A multimedia mock-trial method was used on a sample of jury-eligible adults (N=182, Median Age=35) to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. While untrained jurors were unable to differentiate between various forms of valid and flawed evidence, trained jurors properly discounted flawed research and adjusted their verdicts accordingly.
Convention
Submission, Review, and Scheduling! All Academic Convention can help with all of your abstract management needs and many more. Contact us today for a quote!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

Association:
Name: American Psychology - Law Society
URL:
http://www.ap-ls.org/


Citation:
URL: http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398812_index.html
Direct Link:
HTML Code:

MLA Citation:

Schweitzer, N. J.. and Jenkins, Alicia. "Improving Jurors' Evaluations of Causal Claims in Scientific Evidence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Mar 18, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398812_index.html>

APA Citation:

Schweitzer, N. and Jenkins, A. B. , 2010-03-18 "Improving Jurors' Evaluations of Causal Claims in Scientific Evidence" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398812_index.html

Publication Type: Poster
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Myriad studies have demonstrated the difficulties faced by lay jurors as they attempt to properly evaluate scientific evidence. This research tests the effectiveness of a brief but very general philosophy-based training intervention as a method of improving jurors’ abilities to evaluate causal claims found in scientific evidence. A multimedia mock-trial method was used on a sample of jury-eligible adults (N=182, Median Age=35) to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. While untrained jurors were unable to differentiate between various forms of valid and flawed evidence, trained jurors properly discounted flawed research and adjusted their verdicts accordingly.


Similar Titles:
Can Cross-Examination and Deliberation Improve Jurors’ Evaluation of Scientific Expert Testimony?

Jurors’ Causal and Counterfactual Evaluations and Factors Affecting Eyewitness Evidence

An Examination of How Expectancies Towards Science and Trial Evidence Impact Mock Jurors' Use of Complex Scientific Evidence


 
All Academic, Inc. is your premier source for research and conference management. Visit our website, www.allacademic.com, to see how we can help you today.