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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: 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.