Category Archives: Research Methods

Lesson Plan: Control Problems

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This lesson plan covers several sources of control problems in research and is designed for a Research Methods course. Attached is the detailed schedule and break down of activities for a class period (1 hours and 40 minutes). Materials are also attached. Lesson Plan: Lesson Plan: Control Problems Materials: Experimenter Bias Activity: Mirror tracing PowerPoint Experimenter Bias – Group 1… Read more »

Correlation using class data Lesson Plan

Correlation Lesson Plan During this 2 hour lesson, students will complete a survey, form hypotheses about the correlation between two variables, use statistics software to analyze data, and interpret their results. After this, they will create their own surveys, collect data, analyze it, and interpret the correlation on their own. This should be done after students have completed a textbook… Read more »

Validity Jeopardy Game Lesson Plan

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Here is a lesson plan on validity types and threats: Research Methods Lesson Plan This is a Jeopardy game of different types of validity and threats. This would be a great review after the topic has already been introduced to students. Here is the PowerPoint for this lesson plan: Threats to Validity Mini Lesson 2

Samples Sizes and Fun with M&Ms Lesson Plan

This 60-minute lesson is intended to be used for a class meeting after students have read about sampling. It is geared towards students in Experimental Psychology but part of it was adapted from an Introductory Statistics lesson about sample size (Ciarocco, 2010). By the end of these activities, students will be able to: Describe the role of sample size in… Read more »