## The Power of Paraphrasing

This activity provides students with several examples of paraphrasing from a single passage from an article, then gives them the opportunity to practice. Click here for a link to the assignment.

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# Practice and Assignments

## The Power of Paraphrasing

## Creating an Outline for an APA Style Introduction

## Investigating Claims Made by the Media

## APA Style: Paraphrasing Assignment/Practice

## A Guide and Template for Taking Notes on Research

## A Guided Activity for Searching the Literature

## Searching for Research Articles Using Adages

## Activity: Identifying Confounds

## Practice: Repeated-Measures ANOVA

## Practice: Two-Way (Factorial) ANOVA

## Practice: One-Way ANOVA

## Practice: t-test for Independent Means

## Assignment: Data Visualization (Histograms, Pie Charts, and Scatterplots) (SPSS)

## Assignment: Basic Data Transformation (Recode, Reverse Code, Calculating Totals) (SPSS)

## Assignment: Selecting Cases / Calculating Statistics for Subgroups (SPSS)

## Assignment: Working with Syntax (SPSS)

## Assignment: Creating a Data Set, Calculating Descriptive Statistics (SPSS)

## Assignment: Correlation (SPSS)

## Assignment: t-test for Independent Means/Samples (SPSS)

## Assignment: t-test for Dependent/Paired Samples (SPSS)

This activity provides students with several examples of paraphrasing from a single passage from an article, then gives them the opportunity to practice. Click here for a link to the assignment.

This resource provides a template to help students plan and organize the structure of an APA style Introduction. It includes an example for students to reference Please click here for the file.

This assignment helps students practice scientific literacy and literature searches. Students find a media posting that makes a psychology-related scientific claim and a peer-reviewed research article that speaks to that claim. Students then write an essay evaluating the media claim based on the scientific conclusions. Please click here for the file.

This practice/assignment provides students with several passages from original sources, then two paraphrased versions. Students must identify good/bad paraphrasing and justify their responses. Click here for a link to the assignment.

This resource provides a guide for how to take notes on research, as well as a template for taking notes on empirical articles and review articles/chapters. It also provides an example set of notes for an empirical article. It can be used as the basis for a note-taking assignment given to prepare student to write …

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This assignment will help guide students through doing a literature search on a research topic (determined by you) by going through your campus library website and searching PsycINFO. Please click here for the file.

This assignment/activity has students practice finding research articles by using adages as research hypotheses. The assignment requires students to search for research articles that support or refutes the hypotheses. Please click here for the file.

This activity gives students practice identifying confounds in several descriptions of research. This activity should take approximately 10 minutes. Students could work individually or in groups to identify the confound in each scenario. An answer key is provided. Please click here for the file.

In this activity, students will take data from a fictitious design to practice conducting a Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). First, provide students with the research scenario and the accompanying questions to have them determine the research design, statistical analysis to use, and independent and dependent variables. Next, have students set up a data file …

In this activity, students will take data from a fictitious 2 x 2 factorial design to practice conducting a Two-Way (Factorial) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). First, provide students with the research scenario and the accompanying questions to have them determine the research design, statistical analysis to use, and independent and dependent variables. Next, have students …

In this activity, students will take data from a fictitious multi-group design to practice conducting a One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). First, provide students with the research scenario and the accompanying questions to have them determine the research design, statistical analysis to use, and independent and dependent variables. Next, have students set up a data …

In this activity, students will take data from a fictitious two-group design to practice conducting a t-test for Independent Means. First, provide students with the research scenario and the accompanying questions to have them determine the research design, statistical analysis to use, and independent and dependent variables. Next, have students set up a data file …

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to create and edit histograms, pie charts, and scatterplots in SPSS. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given on the assignment). The handout includes instructions …

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In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to recode a string variable into a numeric variable, reverse code a numeric variable, and calculate a total score. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is …

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In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students will use SPSS to compare two subgroups (men and women) using three different methods: select cases, split file, and explore. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given …

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In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn create syntax commands by typing them and by using the paste function, and they will learn how to save the syntax file in SPSS format and pdf format. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be …

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn the basics of SPSS, including how to create a new data file or open an existing data file, enter data, calculate descriptive statistics, and save data and output files. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to …

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In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to calculate the Pearson Product-Moment correlation using SPSS and how to interpret the output. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset (the address is given on the assignment). The …

In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to use SPSS to compare two independent groups using the independent samples t-test and using confidence intervals for the difference of the means. Students also write a research report with their results. A detailed grading rubric is included. This …

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In this assignment (created by Dr. Kimberly A. Barchard and Dr. Leiszle Lapping-Carr), students learn how to use SPSS to compare dependent groups using the dependent samples t-test and using confidence intervals for the difference of the means. A detailed grading rubric is included. This assignment was designed to be completed with an existing dataset …

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