Statistics

Online Activity: Open Science in Psychology

A set of lecture slides (created by Dr. Benjamin Le) entitled, “Open Science in Psychology: Why, What, & How.“ This stylish slide deck reviews the problem (i.e., the replication crisis) including several examples of failed replications, questionable research practices, and provides potential solutions (e.g, using open science concepts). Please click here for the file.

Example Syllabus – Statistics with Lab

A sample syllabus for an introductory statistics course. Though this course has a lab, that content could also go into the lecture portion of the course, or incorporated as something students do outside of class as group projects. The syllabus also describes a statistical presentation assignment, as well as a Statistics Portfolio where students curate …

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Lecture Slides: Listen to the Music (Mixed Design Demonstration)

In this activity all of the students in class have the opportunity to listen to five different songs,and provide ratings of how energized they feel after each song. Instructors would need to insert the five music clips into the PowerPoint (details provided on the slide below). For the between-subjects variable, students are randomly assigned to …

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Online Activity: Factorial Design Concepts Review

This interactive application (created by Dr. Marcie Desrochers and Dr. Sara Margolin) provides supplemental instruction on factorial research designs that students enrolled in a Statistics or Research Methods course in psychology can complete as homework or on their own. It consists of 10 pages of definitions, examples, and images, and 11 quiz questions that help …

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Practice: Calculating the t-test for Paired-Samples/Dependent Means (Thinking Logically Over Time)

Instructors should assign this problem (about graduate programs training students to think logically) to students as in-class practice or homework after students have learned how to calculate a t-test for dependent means and test for significance. The activity leads students through determining the type of statistical analysis to use, the hypotheses, calculating the t-ratio and …

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Lecture Slides: Something You Will Like (Multigroup Design Demonstration)

In this demonstration/activity (with PowerPoint slides) students are randomly assigned to one of three groups. Those in Group 1 are the picture only condition and simply view the pictures. Those in Group 2 eat cookies while looking at the pictures. Those in Group 3 eat candy while looking at the pictures. The Instructor would need …

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Exemplar Study: Smells Like Clean Spirit (Two-group Design/Simple Experiment)

In three studies, the authors examined unconscious influence of smell on behavior. Study 3 used a two-group design to examine the direct effect of citrus scent (exposed vs. nonexposed) on cleaning-related behaviors. The judges recorded the frequency of participants’ crumb removal while eating. Holland, R. W., Hendriks, M., & Aarts, H. (2005). Smells like clean …

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

In this activity (created by Dr. Jacquelyn Omelian) students practice designing survey questions by creating courseevaluations. Students alternately serve as both researchers and participants, andthe results from the activity allow instructors to assess the pedagogical classroomenvironment while illustrating survey methodology. Please click here for the file.