Online Teaching

Tutorial: Choosing the Correct Test (WISE)

Online tutorial gives students descriptions of research and asks them to select the correct statistic to analyze the data. There are 11 examples in total. Students respond via multiple choice questions and the tutorial provides guidance/feedback throughout. You can access the tutorial here.

Tutorial: Regression (WISE)

Online tutorial that guides students through a research study and data analysis using regression. There are 4 modules total, with the first three being most appropriate for an introductory course. Module 3 is short and could be used as an in-class demonstration. Module 4 is more advanced. During the tutorial students will start with a …

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Tutorial: t-test for Independent Means/Samples (WISE)

Online tutorial that guides students through a research study and data analysis using a t-test for independent means/samples. This particular study compares differences in child rearing practices in Belize and Samoa. During the tutorial students will need to review data for data entry errors, look at descriptive statistics, form a hypothesis, perform the statistic, and …

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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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Practice: Measuring Dependent Variables: Types and Scales of Measurement

This is a brief in-class practice activity (created by Raechel Soicher) to help students review different types of measurement for dependent variables as well as identify scales of measurement. Raechel recommends teaching about the different ways to measure a dependent variable before giving students the opportunity to review using this brief worksheet. She provides definitions …

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Open Stats Lab: Identifying Questionnable Research Practices

Students read “Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling“ Student respond to a series of questions asking them to define questionable research practices, how they relate to Type 1 Error, consequences, and remedies. A lab summary includes: learning objectives, background, article citation, and the response questions. You can follow Open …

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Open Stats Lab: Introduction to Pre-registration

Students read “Research Preregistration 101“ Students read “Example steps for doing a pre-registration in (social) psychology” from the OSF website. Student respond to a series of questions about the value of pre-registration, including its ability to counter HARKing. A lab summary includes: learning objectives, background, links to articles, and the response questions. You can follow …

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Video: Sampling Distribution of the Sample Means

A Khan Academy video that demonstrates calculating means of samples in the context of the central limit theorem, including a discussion of the Sampling Distribution of the Sample mean (or the Distribution of Means of Samples). You can find the whole series of Khan Academy videos on Probability and Statistics here.

Online Activity: Simulation of Sampling Distributions

This Java applet (created by Dr. David Lane) estimates and plots the sampling distributions of various statistics based upon the user’s specified population distribution, sample size, and statistic. The simulation and its associated questions can be used as either homework assignment or as an in-class activity for those classes with access to computers with Internet …

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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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