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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: Preparing an Elevator Pitch For Original Research

The activity has students develop, practice, and share an “elevator pitch” of their own original research project.


Activity: Preparing an Elevator Pitch For Published Research

The activity has students develop, practice, and share an “elevator pitch” of a published research article with a classmate.


Article Discussion: Communicating Science through the Media vs. Research Journals

The linked article provides a springboard for discussion about where it is best to communicate research findings. You may use this article to start a discussion, debate, or minute paper.

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Article Discussion: Scientific Utopia

This Psychological Inquiry article argues for new ways of scientific communication that include digital communication, open access journals, and peer review. You may use this article Read More...

Assignment: Preparing a Research Poster on an Independent Research Project

This assignment requires students to create a research poster for a study that they have conceptualized, designed, and analyzed themselves. It also includes preparing a short verbal summary Read More...

Assignment: Preparing a Research Talk on an Independent Research Project

This assignment requires students to formally present a research study that they have conceptualized, designed, and analyzed themselves.


Assignment: Presenting a Research Proposal

The assignment has students formally present a proposed research study they conceptualize and develop to answer a research question of interest.


Assignment: Writing a Blog Post about Published Research

This assignment has student develop a blog post in an effort to communicate the findings and importance of a published research article.


Creating a Research Poster: Tips to Share with Students

This resource provides useful tips you can share with your students to help them create and present a research poster based on original research or a published research study.


Creating a Conference Poster on Sex Differences using SPSS 22.0 and PowerPoint: Assignment and Grading Rubric

In this assignment, students conduct a literature review, analyze data using an independent samples t-test and a confidence interval, create a grouped frequency distribution and a histogram, Read More...

Resource: Developing a Research Talk: Tips to Share with Students

This resource provides useful tips you can share with your students to help them create and present a research talk based on original research or a published research study.


Video: TED Talk on How to Communicate Science

This TED talk discusses the importance of scientists being able to communicate their studies to the general public and provides some tips for doing so effectively.  You can use it to Read More...