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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: Identifying Potential Threats to Interval Validity Using MRS SMITH

To help students remember potential sources of threats to internal validity, I use the acronym ''MRS SMITH.'' This resource provides a handout describing these threats as well as an activity


Activity: Threats to Internal Validity: Smarties vs. Dum Dums

This activity helps students remember potential sources of threats to internal validity, through an in-class activity where students engage in an “experiment” where several threats to internal


Podcast Lecture on Reliability: The Foundation of Any Good Personality Test

This podcast takes a look at the first thing you should demand from any test – reliability. Can you tell your personality from what flavor ice cream you like? There are lots and lots of so


Podcast Lecture on Validity: How Can You Tell a Good Test from a Bad One?

This podcast discusses validity – or how confident you can be in the results of a test. High validity is what separates the many fun-to-take but essentially meaningless tests you’ll find