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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

Online Simulation: Sampling Distributions

his Java applet estimates and plots the sampling distributions of various statistics based upon the user’s specified population distribution, sample size, and statistic.

The simulation


Screencast Tutorial for Descriptive Statistics (Catherine's Study)

Through a combination of narrated PowerPoint slides and real-time screen capture of PASW/SPSS, we present a novel research scenario, help students identify relevant variables of interest, identify


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...