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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

Exemplar Study: Mixed Design (Judging Romantic Interest)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the mixed design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the referenced article are included.

Experimental Designs; Mixed Design; Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables

Author: Natalie Ciarocco, David B. Strohmetz, & Gary Lewandowski

Monmouth University

Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010