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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: A Class Research Project to Help Students Understand Correlation and Other Basic Research Concepts

The exercise is designed for use in introductory research methods courses. It is a class research project that addresses the question of whether there is a significant relationship between

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Activity: Personal Ads: An Archival Research Activity

This activity provides students an introduction to archival research by asking them to do a content analysis of personal ads.

Archival Research; Content Analysis, Qualitative

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Activity: That’s So Meta: Student Generated Course Evaluations

In this activity students practice designing survey questions by creating course evaluations. Students alternately serve as both researchers and participants, and the results from the activity Read More...

Activity: The Alien Ethnographer

This activity asks students to conduct a simple ethnographic study of an activity involving others.

Ethnography, Observational Methods, Qualitative Research

Activity: Using Spongebob Squarepants to teach Observational/Archival Research and Coding of Behaviors

In this activity, students first brainstorm behaviors that might be present in a children’s TV show that could indicate aggression and cooperation. Next, they watch an episode of Spongebob

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Data Analysis: Descriptive Methods (Correlation)

This takes you to resources for teaching students correlation.