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Research Methods

The Science of Psychology

Ethics

Reliability & Validity

Conceptualizing a Research Study

Descriptive Methods

Key Elements of Experimental Design

Experimental Designs

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Applying Research Concepts

General Review Material

Statistics

Why We Need Statistics

Levels of Measurement

Central Tendency and Variability

Inferential Statistics

Statistical Significance

Single Sample t-test

t-test for Dependent Means

t-test for Independent Means

One-way Analysis of Variance

Factorial Analysis of Variance

Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance

Correlation

Prediction

Chi-square

Scale Reliability

Applying Statistical Concepts

General Review Material

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 Read More...


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 Read More...


Activity: The Alien Ethnographer

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

Ethnography, Read More...


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 Read More...


Data Analysis: Descriptive Methods (Correlation)

This takes you to resources for teaching students correlation.