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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: Determining Statistical Design and Analysis

This activity provides students with 8 descriptions of research and asks them to identify elements of the research design in order to match the most appropriate statistic to the study. An answer


Activity: Developing a Research Idea Using Headlines

Using a current news headline as inspiration, this activity has students develop a research idea into a working hypothesis.

Generating Quality Hypotheses; Generating Research


Activity: Identifying Operational Definitions, IVs, DVs, and Hypotheses

This activity practices the identification of independent and dependant variables. In addition, it has students practice forming operational definitions and hypotheses



Activity: Research Idea Diary

This activity takes students(individually or as part of a group) through a series of steps to generate research ideas from their daily experiences. Next, students have the opportunity to select