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Research Methods

The Science of Psychology


Reliability & Validity

Conceptualizing a Research Study

Descriptive Methods

Key Elements of Experimental Design

Experimental Designs

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Applying Research Concepts

General Review Material


Why We Need Statistics

Levels of Measurement

Central Tendency and Variability

Inferential Statistics

Statistical Significance

Single Sample t-test

t-test for Dependent Means

t-test for Independent Means

One-way Analysis of Variance

Factorial Analysis of Variance

Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance




Scale Reliability

Applying Statistical Concepts

General Review Material

New Methods Textbook: Spring 2016

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Activity: The Effects of Temperature on Perceptions of Loneliness

The study is a between-subjects, two-group independent measures design. Students collect data using a two group Read More...

Activity: Lets Make a Deal! Human Intuition vs. Empirical Reasoning

This activity utilizes an online applet to demonstrate the limitations of human intuition and the need for empirical Read More...

Activity: Letter Preference Effects: A Student-Friendly Paradigm for Teaching Basic Research Methods Concepts

This resource consists of a small set of “student-friendly” articles that collectively provide an empirical Read More...

Activity: A Class Research Project to Help Students Understand Correlation and Other Basic Research Concepts

The exercise is designed for use in introductory research methods courses. It is a class research project that Read More...

Pencast #3: Narrated Problem for Doing a Two Sample t-Test

Using pencasts, practice solving statistical problems and hear a narration of the solution to check your answers. Read More...