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Research Methods

The Science of Psychology

Ethics

Reliability & Validity

Conceptualizing a Research Study

Descriptive Methods

Key Elements of Experimental Design

Experimental Designs

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Applying Research Concepts

General Review Material

Statistics

Why We Need Statistics

Levels of Measurement

Central Tendency and Variability

Inferential Statistics

Statistical Significance

Single Sample t-test

t-test for Dependent Means

t-test for Independent Means

One-way Analysis of Variance

Factorial Analysis of Variance

Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance

Correlation

Prediction

Chi-square

Scale Reliability

Applying Statistical Concepts

General Review Material

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: Mock IRB: Determining the Ethical Conduct of Psychological Research

This exercise helps students apply ethical principles from class to a specific research project. Small groups Read More...


Ethics in Psychological Research

This in-class activity may be used with upper level undergraduates or new graduate students in research methods Read More...


When Does a Joke Go Too Far?: Understanding the Ethical Implications of Applying Psychology Within and Beyond the Lab

This activity helps students engage the ethical issues of vulnerable populations, minimal risk, beneficence, informed Read More...