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Do you have a great way to teach students how to communicate research?

We are currently looking for resources to help teach the communication of science, including but not limited to, the teaching

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New Research Methods Textbook

We are happy to announce that we have finished a new, innovative, research methods textbook titled "Discovering the Scientist Within" with Worth Publishers. Read More...


Fast Food Fun: Understanding Levels of Measurement

This resource introduces students to levels of measurement and highlights the increasing granularity when moving from categorical to quantitative data. This is an activity that can be done Read More...

Activity: Teaching Students The Dangers of Researcher Degrees of Freedom in Sampling with a Coin-Flipping

This activity teaches students the danger of basing sampling stop-rules on interim data analysis. It works by showing students that sampling this way can lead to false results such as that Read More...

Selecting the Optimal Rotation in Exploratory Factor Analysis

When factors are first extracted through Exploratory Factor Analysis, the location of the factors is arbitrary.  Therefore, researchers rotate the factors to make them more meaningful Read More...

Activity: Honing APA-style writing skills with a focused in-class assignment

This exercise will help teach the material on concise writing and mechanics that is covered in chapters 3 and 4 of the APA manual. This exercise contains sentences that violate specific rules Read More...

Using public data to understand descriptive statistics

This assignment covers several bases.  It requires students to use SPSS to interpret and analyze secondary data.  Students then report descriptive statistics in an APA style results Read More...

Activity: That’s So Meta: Student Generated Course Evaluations

In this activity students practice designing survey questions by creating course evaluations. Students alternately serve as both researchers and participants, and the results from the activity Read More...

Activity: Gaming your way to an understanding of factorial designs. Play in research methods!

This activity is designed to teach factorial designs in research method courses. Students design and conduct mini-studies using video games. Acting as researchers in a fun and novel way enhances Read More...