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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: A Class Research Project to Help Students Understand Correlation and Other Basic Research Concepts

The exercise is designed for use in introductory research methods courses. It is a class research project that addresses the question of whether there is a significant relationship between competitiveness and aggressive driving. Students recruit from two to four participants, and have them each complete two paper-and-pencil tests that serve as measures of each variable. Students bring the completed tests to class, where the data are analyzed using statistical software. They then write an APA-style research report to communicate the findings.

Author: Kathleen Puglisi Greenberg

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014