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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: 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: 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: Organizing Your Introduction

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

Activity: Writing Transitions

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

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: Writing an Introduction

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