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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

Basics of SPSS

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: Conducting a One-way ANOVA

This activity has students conduct a One-way ANOVA using data from a research scenario. Students determine the Read More...

Activity: Puzzles: A Fun Review of the ANOVA summary table

This is review material to help students understand the ANOVA summary table. It provides students with practice Read More...

Pencast #4: Narrated Problem for Doing a One-Way ANOVA

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

Screencast Tutorial for One-Way Between-Participants Analysis of Variance (Mason's Study)

Through a combination of narrated PowerPoint slides and real-time screen capture of PASW/SPSS, we present a novel Read More...