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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for article ratings and open-ended responses in Experiment 1

From: When and why do people act on flawed science? Effects of anecdotes and prior beliefs on evidence-based decision-making

  Evidence Strength Persuasiveness Implement Likelihood
M SD M SD M SD
Anecdote 2.99 1.23 3.29 1.21 3.62 1.18
No Anecdote 2.79 1.09 2.93 1.06 3.60 1.26
Exercise 3.29 1.10 3.49 0.96 3.25 1.18
Tidy Classroom 2.60 1.13 2.77 1.20 3.87 1.18
  Mention Study Mention Personal Experience Mention Participant Confound
M SD M SD M SD
Exercise       
 Anecdote 0.53 0.50 0.08 0.28 N/A N/A
 No Anecdote 0.47 0.51 0.18 0.39 N/A N/A
Tidy Classroom       
 Anecdote 0.61 0.49 0.47 0.51 0.47 0.51
 No Anecdote 0.63 0.49 0.57 0.50 0.53 0.50