A&M-Commerce Doctoral Student Published in Research Methods Publication

A&M-Commerce doctoral student Bailey Ayers is helping to shape the future of education with her recently published research in the Sage Research Methods Cases publication.

The case study highlights Ayers's thesis project on the effectiveness of different learning strategies in online educational settings. Conducted over two sessions, the study examined how participants retained information from video lectures when using various learning methods. Particularly, the research focused on the impact of notetaking and the ability to rewatch lectures on immediate and delayed memory retention.

Despite encountering challenges, the study resulted in valuable findings contributing to the field of educational psychology, including tips for conducting multiple-session studies.

Ayers—who has worked as a graduate teaching assistant since 2020—earned her master's in psychology from A&M-Commerce in 2023. She is now pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology and serves as coordinator for the Memory and Cognition Lab at A&M-Commerce.

Read the full paper at the Sage Research Methods website.