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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: Power and the Elephant: Understanding the Relation Between Sample Size, Effect Size, and Significance Level

This activity has students participate in a lively game show that serves as a metaphor for the relation between sample size, effect size, and significance level when determining power.


Activity: Power for the Single-Sample t-test: Assignment and Grading Rubric

Students learn to calculate power for single-sample t-tests using an online program. Students also learn how power varies as a function of sample size, standard deviation, and the difference