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Research Methods

The Science of Psychology

Ethics

Reliability & Validity

Conceptualizing a Research Study

Descriptive Methods

Key Elements of Experimental Design

Experimental Designs

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Applying Research Concepts

General Review Material

Statistics

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

Correlation

Prediction

Chi-square

Scale Reliability

Applying Statistical Concepts

General Review Material

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

Discovering the Scientist Within

Activity: The Problem of Vague Statements (Desserts & Horoscopes)

This contains two difference activities that help show students the problem with vague statements. The first makes Read More...


Activity: Using Zodiac-based Personality Descriptions to Teach about Biases in Thinking

Students are given a list of personality descriptions based on the 12 signs of the zodiac, and have to choose Read More...


Activity: Ways of Knowing There Is a Santa Claus

This assignment involves students analyzing a famous editorial about the existence of Santa Claus in terms in Read More...