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Table 5 Descriptive statistics for article ratings and open-ended responses for Experiment 2

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
Low Plausible 3.21 1.03 3.18 1.05 2.79 1.36
Exercise 3.33 1.02 3.32 1.01 3.11 1.29
Napping 3.10 1.03 3.04 1.07 2.47 1.37
High Plausible 3.56 1.09 3.66 1.08 4.09 1.12
Tidy Classroom 3.79 1.02 3.75 1.08 4.39 0.88
Virtual Reality 3.34 1.10 3.58 1.07 3.79 1.26
  Mention Study   Mention Personal Experience/Beliefs
M SD M SD
Low Plausible 0.24 0.35 0.24 0.32
Exercise 0.26 0.44 0.22 0.41
Napping 0.21 0.41 0.25 0.44
High Plausible 0.20 0.34 0.58 0.36
Tidy Classroom 0.22 0.41 0.63 0.49
Virtual Reality 0.17 0.38 0.53 0.50