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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: Having Fun with Operational Definitions

This activity provides an opportunity for students to reinforce their understanding of independent and dependent variables as well as their ability to operational define them within the context of a research question.

Identifying IVs & DVs; Operational Definitions

Author: David B. Strohmetz
Monmouth University

Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010