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Table 7 Pearson’s correlation coefficients between the Rasch person measures for the GAENE and the two dimensions of the MATE

From: Measuring evolution acceptance using the GAENE: influences of gender, race, degree-plan, and instruction

  GAENE MATE facts MATE Cred
GAENE 0.79 (0.93)b
0.82 (0.90)c
0.68 (0.80)b
0.77 (0.87)c
MATE Facts 0.78 (0.89)a 0.80 (0.96)b
0.80 (0.92)c
MATE Credibility 0.63 (0.74)a 0.83 (0.98)a
  1. Italic values indicate correlation coefficients from the present study
  2. aPre-course correlation coefficients. Significant at a p-value of < 0.001
  3. bPost-course correlation coefficients. Significant at a p-value of < 0.001
  4. cCorrelation coefficients reported in, or derived from Metzger et al. (2018). Parenthesis indicate disattenuated correlation coefficients