The Turker blues: Hidden factors behind increased depression rates in Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Clinical Psychological Science [Internet]. 2019. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Data collection from online platforms, such as Mechanical Turk (MTurk), has become popular in clinical research. However, there are also concerns about the representativeness and the quality of this data for clinical studies. The present work explores these issues in the specific case of major depression. Analyses of two large data sets gathered from MTurk (N1 = 2,692 and N2 = 2,354) revealed two major findings: First, failing to screen for inattentive and fake respondents inflates the rates of major depression artificially and significantly (to 18.5% to 27.5%). Second, after cleaning the data sets, depression in MTurk is still 1.6 to 3.6 times higher than general population estimates. Approximately half of this difference can be attributed to differences in the composition of MTurk samples and the general population (i.e., socio-demographics, health and physical activity lifestyle). Several explanations for the other half are proposed and practical data-quality tools are provided.
Typologies of citizenship and civic education: From ideal types to a reflective tool.
בתוך: The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. Vol. Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67905-1_43-1. The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. ; 2019.Abstract
The field of democratic civic education continues to dominate theoretical and empirical studies, influencing practitioners in countries across the globe. This abundance of available, and at times competing, discourses creates a convoluted reality in which the assumptions, goals, and practices of democratic civic education are highly debated. One methodological approach that has been adopted to deal with this convoluted reality is the use of ideal types, which has led to the construction of numerous typologies of civic education. The goal of this review is to examine these typologies by offering a critical methodological discussion of their merits. The main argument to be presented is that such typologies should not be seen as external goals, guiding this process based on fixed desired ideals, but rather as an internal heuristic tool, offering a starting point for the process of self-reflection.
From ideological tensions to pedagogical solutions: Narratives of Israeli Arab-Palestinian civics teachers.
International Journal of Educational Development. 2019;Doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.05.007 (68) :96-104.Abstract
This study wishes to advance the ongoing discourses of civic education and practices of teaching civics by focusing on the realities of minority civics teachers, who are in conflictual relations with the ruling majority. Focusing on narratives of eight Israeli Arab-Palestinian civics teachers, we traced three central ideological tensions that they encountered: 1) Between conflicting identities; 2) Between the official curriculum and students’ lived experiences, and 3) Between active and passive modes of citizenship. The main argument highlights the teachers’ reflections on pedagogy and teaching practices seen by them as a key solution to deal with these tensions.
Assessing career preference cohesiveness
. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 2019;Doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.12.006 (112) :51-63.
Facilitating career transitions with coping and decision-making approaches
. בתוך: Handbook of Innovative Career Counselling . Vol. 10.1007/978-3-030. Handbook of Innovative Career Counselling . Cham, Switzerland: Springer ; 2019. 'עמ. 139-156.
(Career Decision-making Difficulties Questionnaire (CDDQ
. בתוך: (A comprehensive guide to career assessment (7th ed. (A comprehensive guide to career assessment (7th ed. Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association ; 2019.
Career assessment in the Middle East
. בתוך: A comprehensive guide to career assessment . (7th ed). A comprehensive guide to career assessment . Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association ; 2019.