For a variety of reasons, students are often less enthusiastic about taking research methods and statistics classes in psychology than they are about taking abnormal or social psychology. As a result, teaching research methods and/or statistics in psychology can be challenging. This requires instructors to develop high quality, engaging activities that make difficult and less palatable concepts more engaging. To help facilitate this process for novice and experienced teachers, we (Gary Lewandowski, Natalie Ciarocco, and David Strohmetz) created a website devoted to peer-reviewed resources for teaching research and statistics in psychology.
Specifically, TeachPsychScience.org provides links to online demonstrations, descriptions of class demonstrations, suggestions for class/lab activities, class assignments, lecture materials, and/or student exercises. Whenever possible, to make your search for resources as expeditious and parsimonious as possible, we provide an electronic copy of the resource or direct link, and have tried to avoid linking to other sites where you would have to search for the desired resource.
TeachPsychScience.org is supported with grant funding from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science.
This site features a variety of resources that cover any topic in a research or statistics course in psychology. We strive to emphasize resources that promote active learning in one of two ways:
Discovering the Scientist Within offers an utterly unique approach to the research methods course. Rather than taking students through statistical methods one at a time, the authors provide a series of realistic and engaging case studies with each design-focused chapter presenting a single study start to finish. View More