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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: The Effects of Temperature on Perceptions of Loneliness

The study is a between-subjects, two-group independent measures design. Students collect data using a two group design, conduct a t-test, and write a lab report. The exercise is designed for

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Data Analysis: Factorial Design

This takes you to resources for teaching students Factorial ANOVA.

Data Analysis: Multi-Group Design

This takes you to resources for teaching students One Way ANOVA.

Data Analysis: Multi-Group Design (Repeated Measures)

This takes you to resources for teaching students repeated measures ANOVA.

Data Analysis: Two-Group Design (Pre-Post)

This takes you to resources for teaching students the t-test for dependent means.

Data Analysis: Two-Group Design (Simple Experiment)

This takes you to resources for teaching students the t-test for independent means.

Exemplar Study: Factorial Design (Appearance & Competence)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the factorial design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the

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Exemplar Study: Factorial Design (Ostracism & Text Messages)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the factorial design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the

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Exemplar Study: Mixed Design (Cuteness & Carefulness)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the mixed design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the referenced

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Exemplar Study: Mixed Design (Judging Romantic Interest)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the mixed design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the referenced

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Exemplar Study: Mixed Design (Warning Labels & Tobacco Products)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the mixed design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the referenced

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Exemplar Study: Multi-Group Design (Obscenity & Persuasion)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the multi-group design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on

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Exemplar Study: Multi-Group Design (Social Exclusion)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the multi-group design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on

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Exemplar Study: Repeated Measures (Love & fMRI)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the repeated measures design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based

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Exemplar Study: Two-group Design (Simple Experiment) (Clean Scent and Cleaning Behavior)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the two-group design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the

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Exemplar Study: Two-group Design (Simple Experiment) (Tipping in Restaurants)

To be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture, this activity makes use of published research to illustrate the two-group design. Discussion starters and in-class activities based on the

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Factorial designs: Making the connection between hypotheses, follow-ups and conclusions

This exercise is designed to help students understand that the researcher’s hypotheses should guide which means are compared following a significant interaction. Students will see how the

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Online Activity: Factorial Research Design (Methods)

From the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website:
This interactive application provides supplemental instruction on factorial research designs that students enrolled in a Statistics

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Podcast Lecture on Factorial Designs

In this podcast will show how you could set up a two factor research design using an interesting topic: physical attractiveness. You’ll see what is meant by main effect and an interaction.

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PowerPoint: Factorial Design: Pepsi Challenge

This activity leads students through a factorial design where students are in one of four conditions where they provide taste ratings for soda (Pepsi vs. Coke) either while knowing or not knowing

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PowerPoint: Mixed Design: The Influence of Music

This activity leads students through a mixed design where they all listen to clips of 5 different songs (within-subjects), while focusing on either the beat or the lyrics (between-subjects).

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PowerPoint: Multi-Group Design (Repeated Measures): Pie Taste Test

This activity leads students through a repeated-measures multi-group design that has students provide taste ratings for four different types of apple pie.

Multi-Group Design (repeated-measures);

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PowerPoint: Multi-Group Design: Something You Will Like

This activity leads students through a between subjects multi-group design that tests three different strategies for increasing happiness (looking at nature pictures, looking at nature pictures

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PowerPoint: Two Group Design: The Influence of Arousal on Attraction

This powerpoint activity leads students through a two-group design demonstrating the influence of arousal (due to an anticipated public presentation) on perceived attractiveness of photographs.

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