Example Syllabus – Research Methods (A Workshop Approach)

A sample syllabus for a 200-level research methods course taught by Dr. Jennifer Tomlinson of Colgate University. Her course is innovative and hands-on (exactly what students enjoy and benefit from). As she describes in her syllabus “PSYC 200 is more “workshop” than “class.” Each meeting is designed to engage you in the kinds of puzzle …

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Article: Benefits of Mixed Methods (or Why You Should Include Qualitative Methods in Your Research)

This article “The Benefits of a Bigger Toolbox: Mixed Methods in Psychological Research“from the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research was written by Debi Brannan Western Oregon University and advocates for integrating quantitative methods with qualitative methods. The article describes: What Are Mixed Methods? Benefits and Challenges of Mixed Methodology, Data Collection Strategies, and the …

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Activity: What’s Wrong with This Paragraph?

This activity includes a highly plagiarized paragraph along with the original source material to allow students to identify problem areas. There is an answer key for instructors as well as a “solution” paragraph without plagiarism. Click here for a link to the assignment

Careers in Research Methods, UX, and Statistics

Arizona State University has a fantastic site where the post videos and career information (e.g, estimated salaries and suggested coursework) for a range of potential psychology careers, including statistics. On the research methods and user experience career page, they explain “In the fields of applied research, you will utilize your knowledge of research methods to …

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Jamovi Assignments for Introductory Statistics

Kimberly A. Barchard (LinkedIn), Matthew R. Helm, John D. Watt from the Interactive Measurement Group at University of Nevada, Las Vegas have created a series of Jamovi assignments.  These assignments take students from the basics of opening data files to the complexities of creating a professional conference poster. These assignments use real data that were collected …

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Developing a Good Elevator Pitch

Being able to communicate your study’s purpose quickly and effectively is important. Often we need to share our science with non-experts, so being able to capture others’ interest in an engaging way from the start, helps them see the value of our work. Elevator pitches are traditionally thought of in the context of a job …

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