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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: 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 a coin is highly biased towards heads or tails.


Author: Jeffrey M. Osgood

Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016