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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

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Activity: APA Research Reports: What Goes Where?

This activity asks students to reconstruct an APA style research report by logically organizing individual paragraphs from a published research article.


Activity: Dissecting a Paragraph from the Introduction

In this activity students need to determine what each sentence accomplishes in the paragraph, why the sentences are in this order, and how the authors transition between ideas. A second example Read More...

Activity: Dissecting an Abstract

This activity has students read and breakdown the abstract of a published research study. It is intended to help them learn the key elements of an abstract for an APA style research report.

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Activity: Everything Has A Purpose

This activity provides students with an entire Introduction and asks them to identify key pieces of information and the underlying organization.


Activity: Interpreting Results: Tell Me Why

In this activity students practice interpreting the results of a variety of research studies.


Activity: Organizing Your Introduction

This is a warm-up activity to help students start to think about how they will organize their Introduction.


Activity: Practice Writing Abstracts

This activity involves students working individually or in pairs to write an abstract for a published article.


Activity: Reconstructing a Discussion

This activity has students reconstruct a discussion section from a published article to help them learn the subsections of an APA style Discussion section.


Activity: Writing a Procedure Section

This activity involves students learning how to write the procedure subsection of an APA style method section, highlighting the importance of being sufficiently detailed to enable study replication.

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Activity: Writing Results of a Correlation from Data

This handout has students answer questions based on the output/results of a Pearson r correlation. Once they complete the activity, students have the basis on a full paragraph to explain Read More...

Activity: Writing Results of an Independent Samples t-test from Data

This handout has students answer questions based on the output/results of an independent samples t-test. Once they complete the activity, students have the basis on a full paragraph to explain Read More...

Activity: Writing Transitions

After providing an example, this activity asks students to generate possible transitions between two ideas.


Assignment: APA Style: The Language of Psychology

This writing assignment has students read and reflect on an argument that APA style is more than just a set of rules to be followed.


Assignment: Becoming Familiar with APA Research Reports

This assignment is designed to help students become familiar with APA style research reports.  It can be used to introduce the logic and structure of these types of reports or as a guide Read More...

Resource: From Notes/Article Summaries to a Literature Review

This brief literature review provides students with a notated example of how to use notes and/or summaries from articles.


Resource: PowerPoint Presentation on Writing an APA Style Discussion

This PowerPoint presentation teaches others the basics of an APA style discussion section.


Resource: PowerPoint: Writing an Introduction

The PowerPoint leads students through Writing an Introduction, highlighting the 3 key parts, Lead-In, Body/Lit Review, Present Study


Resource: Writing APA Style Method Section PowerPoint Slide Deck

This PowerPoint slide deck reviews how to write an APA style method section


Resource: Writing APA Style Results PowerPoint Slide Deck

This PowerPoint slide deck reviews how to write an APA style results section.