Resources – Teaching Best Practices

Resource: How to Teach a Course in Research Methods for Psychology Students

This book, authored by Ross Seligman Research Methods Professor at Pasadena City College, is (from the website) ” a step-by-step guide for instructors on how to teach a psychology research methods course at the undergraduate or graduate level. It provides various approaches for teaching the course including lecture topics, difficult concepts for students, sample labs, …

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First Day Getting to Know You Survey

Establishing a rapport with students is connected to students’ success, interest, and pro-academic behaviors. Rapport can be particularly hard to establish in an online learning environment. One way to help establish rapport is by starting the semester with a survey that helps you get to know the students and their needs. Teachers who do this …

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Resource: For the Love of Teaching Undergraduate Statistics

From the website: “Statistics education,  a crucial component of the undergraduate psychology curriculum, is one of the most challenging topics for students to learn and for faculty to teach.  For the Love of Teaching Undergraduate Statistics is designed to provide readers with advice, best practices, and fun ideas for teaching an introductory statistics course to undergraduate psychology students. …

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How Going Online Can Benefit Students

In the article “Thinking about a Gap Year”, Dr. E. Michele Ramsey reviews research that “…gives us insight into how students can benefit from learning to successfully navigate college online during Covid-19 when being on campus just isn’t a great idea.” Essentially, learning to learn online provides students with the opportunity to cultivate many employable …

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Link: High Quality Instruction Post-COVID

From the site: The playbook provides a path for continuous improvement of instruction along a quality-oriented continuum.  Design guides immediate and basic needs for moving a course online. It is useful for translation of face-to-face or blended courses for fully-online delivery.‍ Enhance provides options to strengthen the student learning experience. It is useful for improving face-to-face course …

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Resources: Best Books for Teaching Online

This is a collection of books that can help with moving your research methods or statistics course online. Although they may not address methods and stats specifically, instructors can easily adapt the ideas in these books to their own courses. Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby & James M. …

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Empirical Article: Is It Worth Updating Your Methods Course?

This paper describes the approach we took when revamping our methods course. These are the features that we have highlighted on this site and in our textbook. Please click here to read the full article. Ciarocco, N., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Van Volkom, M. (2013). The impact of a multifaceted approach to teaching research …

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