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Activities and Exercises
table interpretation skills - good Teaching of Psychology
article describing how to improve these skills by having students
construct their own tables [added 12/13/13]
and easy Internet resources for stats and research design
- good article from Jessica Hartnett in a recent Teaching
of Psychology issue [added 8/13/13]
data from studies depicted on video" - The link above
is to an article describing an interesting take on data analysis
in the most recent issue of Teaching of Psychology.
supplementary material including a handout that goes with
the assignment and descriptions/links to many of the videos.
activities for stats - [added 8/13/13]
Milgram: Expanding research ethics education to participant
responsibilities" - a set of activities and resources
from the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology [added
the Purchase - Here's an intriguing website developed
by a few psychologists: "At BeyondThePurchase.Org we
have developed studies that allow professors to introduce
consumer psychology, the psychology of money, and positive
psychology to their students through our interactive and academic
website. If you will be lecturing on: (1) the effects of money
primes on attitudes and behavior, (2) the psychological benefits
of experiential buying, or (3) measuring happiness, personality
traits, or values you can introduce these topics by having
your students first take some of our studies. After students
complete any survey or study, they receive personalized feedback
and learn more about the psychological construct measured
or manipulated. For example, if you are discussing how the
mere exposure to money effects your attitudes and behavior,
we have a between-groups study which primes half of the participant's
with phrases that make them think about money--then all participants
complete the Fair Market Ideology scale. This study is modeled
on work done by Eugene M. Caruso, Brittani Baxter, Kathleen
D. Vohs, and Adam Waytz (2012). Click on this link to see
market Ideology study. On the feedback page we teach students
about how thought about money, as suggested by previous research,
makes people more likely to support free-market systems and
believe they are fair. If you will be lecturing about the
psychological benefits of experiential consumption, we have
a within-groups study where participants reflect on both a
material and experiential purchase (counter-balanced to control
for order-effects) and answer questions about how the purchase
improved their lives. Click on this link to see the Spending
Choices and Happiness study. On the feedback page we teach
students that that spending money on experiences makes people
happier and contributes more to overall life satisfaction.
Finally, if you are discussing topics like survey construction
and usability, construct validity, or external validity, you
can have students take any survey from our happiness
and well-being surveys and have a class discussion. On
each of these feedback pages we teach students how to interpret
their scores on Subjective Well-being surveys. Barbara Lehman
(from Western Washington University) developed a handout that
helps professors facilitate a discussion about these topics
in the classroom. If you are interested in using BeyondThePurchase.Org
in your classroom, please email me at rhowell (at) sfsu (dot)
edu and we can discuss how we could make this easy for you
and your students. Also, if you are interested, we can develop
an individualized link for your students so we can segment
the data and provide you with de-identified data set for your
student to examine in the class."
handout - Chris Wetzel provides this good formative assessment
using a particular probability question. As many of you know,
formative assessments are means of checking our students'
understanding along the way, as well as an opportunity to
give them some more practice with the concept or skill. The
large and well-designed set of possible answers in this handout
allows the instructor to really probe the students' thinking.
Answers provided. [added 12/4/10]
critical thinking skills in Social Psychology -
colleague Heather Coon and I embarked on a project to more
systematically develop scientific thinking skills in our students.
Click on the link to read about how we used brief research
articles to develop a variety of thinking skills. You are
welcome to use any of the materials. Feedback is always welcome.
tutorial on polling - "'Good
morning. You are listening to WQXL radio. It's election day!
This morning, the Journal-Times reported that the latest polls
indicate Republican Higgins leading Democrat incumbent Fletcher
by a slight margin of 7%, with a margin of error of +/- 5%.
If these numbers hold, Higgins will be the first woman this
city has ever elected mayor.' In an election season, it's
common to hear news reports regarding poll results. What do
these figures mean and where do we get them? Follow a year
in a fictitious election campaign for an inside look at the
mathematics behind the polls and the news you hear every day."
Bargh, Chen, and Burrows (1996) in class - Jennifer Tickle
presented a very interesting class activity at the 2007 SPSP
teaching pre-conference. Remember the Bargh
et al. study in which students were primed for old age,
and then walked more slowly down the hall? Jennifer describes
how you can recreate that study in your class and then discuss
relevant social psychological and methodological issues. [added
or Causation? - updated - I have added quite a
few more links to my collection of popular press articles
that often include questionable headlines. I use the links
on this page to teach about the language of correlations versus
causal relationships, the type of research commonly associated
with each, and how to evaluate the quality and quantity of
evidence to support such claims. I also have added an assignments
section that includes brief tasks that could be used as in-class
activities or out-of-class assignments. I would love to hear
of any activity/assignment ideas you have or create to accompany
this resource. I will add them to the site. Thanks.
- from Traci Craig's Introduction to Social Psychology course
generation - from Traci Craig's Introduction to Social
Psychology course [added 7/5/06]
a study - from Traci Craig's Introduction to Social Psychology
course [added 7/5/06]
correlations - Excellent PowerPoint demonstration adapted
and developed by Marcel Yoder -- You can send students to
this link and they can complete the activity, or you can use
this as an in-class activity. As Marcel suggests and research
has demonstrated, this illusory correlation between distinctive
events can also be connected to stereotyping and prejudice.
Scott Plous provides a good description of such
a link in his overview of prejudice research at the Understanding
Prejudice website. [added 1/8/06]
the importance of question wording on surveys" - Laura
Madson, in an issue of Teaching of Psychology, provides
an interesting exercise, with questions, for illustrating
how easily survey wording can affect responses. Students are
also able to practice data analysis. [added
Statistics and research
methods tutorials - good set of online tutorials on a
variety of topics with a little interactivity for students
- This simple-to-use tool by Michael Birnbaum allows you or
your students to create surveys for use on the Web or elsewhere.
critically about causality and ethics - a few exercises
for students to distinguish between correlations and causal
relationships, from Julie Wright's Social Psychology course
scientific claims - Terry Humphreys presents his students
with a nice, brief exercise on identifying common errors in
evaluating scientific claims. Could be used as a brief paper
assignment or an in-class activity, and, as Terry notes, it
could be adapted for any psychology course including social.
For the answer key, you can e-mail Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Validity Tutorial -
"In Part 1 of this tutorial, you will be introduced to nine
sources of threat to internal validity. First, some relevant
terms are defined. Then, some background explanation for a
hypothetical experiment is presented. Finally, each of the
nine threats is described, followed by an example and a contrasting
nonexample as applied to the hypothetical experiment. An explanation
is included of why the example represents a threat to internal
validity and why the nonexample is not a threat. "In Part
2 of this tutorial, you will be asked to classify 36 hypothetical
experiments as internally valid or not. If not, you must select
the threat to internal validity from one of the nine sources
introduced in Part 1." [added 2/4/03]
Research - several interactive exercises on evaluating
research from Brehm, Kassin & Fein, Social Psychology
5/e, Houghton Mifflin [added 11/07/02]
- good activities or assignments on confounding variables,
operational definitions, correlation coefficients and a few
in psychology experiments
- at this site you can 1) have your students participate in
lab experiments from which you can download (in an Excel spreadsheet)
the class' data for in-class analysis, 2) have your students
participate in ongoing, online studies, and 3) view demonstrations
of experiments without participating
- "An in-class demonstration that aids in combating belief
in psychics and in a claim made by some philosophers of science"
thinking psychology exercises
- excellent set of activities on inference vs. observation,
operational definitions, correlations, jumping to conclusions,
faulty thinking and thinking creatively - could be used as
in-class or out-of-class activities
about the different research methods - a collection of
ideas and resources from the Teaching of Psych Idea Exchange
methodology? - interactive exercise asking students to
visit Social Psychology Network's link to online studies to
determine which methodology is being used and answer other
questions - current link to SPN doesn't work; correct link
(accompanies Social Psychology, Third Edition by Aronson,
Wilson, and Akert)
design - in groups, students design studies and answer
related questions based on given variables
readings and statistical exercises - This new resource
from the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology includes
five collections of materials organized around five topics
(including a social psych one). Each collection is introduced
with a reading describing a research question, and then also
includes Excel and SPSS data files as well as questions and
answers for the research design. [added 6/10/12]
statistics and research methods - a nice collection of
hands-on activities and demonstrations developed by Karen
Holmes, Antonio Jemes, and Renita Stukes [3/29/09]
literacy - detailed,
interactive modules to teach statistical concepts [added
sets - The Center for the Teaching of Statistics makes
25 data sets available. [added 4/4/08]
Interface for Statistics Education" (WISE) - links to
tutorials, interactive exercises/demos, glossaries and more
- excellent set of links to interactive illustrations and
activities for a variety of statisical concepts from Chip
and Statistical Reasoning
- The folks at Carnegie-Mellon University have created an
excellent instructional site on causal reasoning. (Note: I
had difficulty making it work in Netscape Navigator, but I
got most of it to work in Internet Explorer.) Click on "Guest
Access" to enter and use the site. It includes extensive instructional
modules with interactive demonstrations and exercises. You
will need to check your "System Requirements" at the site
to make sure you have the necessary downloads to make the
modules and "Applets and Shockwave" lab to work. No extra
software is needed to use the large number of case studies
included which illustrate the media confusing causal relationships
with correlations and other such phenomena. Very well done.
"Can we trust psychological studies?" (10:14) - a podcast from Research Digest
How the media misrepresents scientific studies (19:27) - John Oliver on Last Week Tonight provides a very good and humorous take on this subject.
Correlation is not causation (6:00) - The first animated video does a nice job of illustrating and explaining the concept of correlation. This video (8:37) addresses why a correlation does not imply causation, and it also explains how to test a causal hypothesis.
TED talks about statistics
of statistics in the media - (4:14) an excellent example and discussion
from Gerd Gigerenzer [added 12/13/13]
media polls - (5:30)
Embedded in this blog entry is an excellent video clip from
The Daily Show on why we should be skeptical of polls
presented by TV news shows. [added 1/15/10]
survey questions - (1:49) an amusing video clip from a TV comedy
show (Yes Prime Minister) that illustrates well how survey results
can be manipulated [added 7/3/09]
video series - (5:26) a video instructional series containing 26
half-hour programs on statistics is now available on the Web.
a research study - Delroy Paulhus provides a long and a
short version of a video of a study on self-enhancement. I don't
know what you might do with it, but it does illustrate some
common steps in the research process. Scroll down to the end
of the self-enhancement section. [added 3/23/04]
your own IAT - FreeIAT lets you or your students create your Implicit
Association Tests. [added
Design Papers: Rubric - Here is an excellent rubric for evaluating
research papers which include a literature review and a study design.
are some other rubrics from Mark Stellmack and colleagues.
Analysis Assignment - [added
critical thinking skills in Social Psychology - My
colleague Heather Coon and I embarked on a project to more systematically
develop scientific thinking skills in our students. Click on the link
to read about how we used brief research articles to develop a variety
of thinking skills. You are welcome to use any of the materials. Feedback
is always welcome. [added
an informed consent form - a tutorial for students on why and
how to create an informed consent form -- it includes a quiz to test
them on their knowledge. [added 1/1/07]
or Causation? - updated - I have added quite a few more
links to my collection of popular press articles that often include
questionable headlines. I use the links on this page to teach about
the language of correlations versus causal relationships, the type
of research commonly associated with each, and how to evaluate the
quality and quantity of evidence to support such claims. I also have
added an assignments section that includes brief tasks that could
be used as in-class activities or out-of-class assignments. I would
love to hear of any activity/assignment ideas you have or create to
accompany this resource. I will add them to the site. Thanks.
sampling - Want your students to conduct some experience sampling?
Here's some free software to do just that on a PDA (personal digital
assistant, e.g., Palm Pilot) developed at Boston College by Lisa Feldman
Barrett and Daniel Barrett. [added 7/6/06]
design scoring guide; Final
paper scoring guide; Thesis/hypothesis
paper rubric; Source paper rubric;
Assessment Toolbox - The first link is to a very detailed
scoring guide for the design of research projects. The second link
is to a very detailed guide for grading the final paper for this project.
The third link is to a rubric for scoring a paper identifying a thesis
and a hypothesis for a research project. The fourth link is to a rubric
for an assignment on locating and citing sources for a research project.
All of these are from Bill Altman. Why do I call the first two scoring
guides and the last two rubrics? Because the last two scoring scales
include the criteria used to evaluate the student work (as does the
first two), but the last two also articulate levels of performance
for each criterion. The inclusion of criteria and levels of performance
are the defining attributes of a rubric. To learn more about rubrics
follow the final link above. [added 2/22/06]
critique - Mark Schaller asks his Thinking Clearly About Psychology
students to critique the article "Don't the girls get prettier
at closing time: A country and western application to psychology."
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 5, 122-125. [added
can Psychologists Obtain Accurate Measurements? - This is an assignment
from Karen Gasper's Self and Social Judgment course in which she asks
students to visit the IAT site, another measurement site, read a linked
article and answer a few questions in response. [added
Also from Ben Le, this assignment requires students to submit a hypothesis
(and a brief methodology for testing it) ten times a semester. The
class discusses how it would test some of the hypotheses. [added
variables assignment - several scenarios are presented
for which students are to identify the independent, dependent and
confounding variables, and describe how to "unconfound"
the experiment - good in-class activity also
definitions assignment - students practice operationally defining
terms and distinguishing between correlational and experimental questions
- possible in-class activity
coefficients assignment - students practice verbally and graphically
describing different coefficients - possible in-class activity
bias - Remember Bargh et al.'s study in which subjects primed
with old age-related words subsequently walked more slowly down
the hallway? Apparently, the experimenter in that study was aware
of the priming condition for the participants. Did that affect the
outcome? Stephane Doyen redid the study and intentionally introduced
the potential for experimenter bias. Some "experimenters"
were told to expect the participants to walk more slowly, while
some were told to expect participants to walk more quickly. Participants'
walking speed matched those experimenter expectations. I like Bargh's
reaction when he was apparently informed of these results. [added
of wording in surveys - Do 77% of Americans favor the "choice"
of the public option in health care reform? Well, as usual, it depends
on how you ask it. [added 1/13/10]
of causation - The Family Circus cartoon [added
variable problem - This is one of my favorite examples of the
third variable problem. Researchers found that infants who had a
night-light in their bedrooms were more likely to develop myopia
(nearsightedness). People (including scientists) began speculating
about how the night-light could lead to myopia. Since then, evidence
suggests that there was likely a third variable to explain this
correlation: myopic parents were more likely to put night-lights
in their children's bedrooms and more likely to pass on myopic genes
to their children. [added
fudging" -good example of how research results can be distorted
to create different interpretations [added 11/20/03]
median isn't the message"
- excellent essay by the late Stephen Jay Gould on the value of possessing
statistical knowledge, in this case about the median [added
and causation in parenting - I don't think Sam Sommers would expect
me to put this blog entry under Methods, but that is where I am going
to use it in my teaching. His column provides an excellent example
of while correlation does not imply causation, the lack of correlation
can suggest the lack of causation. [added
research site - Authors of an article reviewing research on Facebook
have created an excellent website to keep track of such research:
Facebook in the Social Sciences. You can find an extensive bibliography
of Facebook research and other resources. [added
psychology findings replicate outside the lab?" - This blog
entry discusses a comparison of lab and field results. Overall, the
lab findings fared well out in the real world. However, social psychology
was one of the weaker areas. [added
subjects in psychology studies - Below is an article about how
students at the end of the semester may be different from those at
the beginning as participants and those online may be different than
face-to-face participants. This article warns about our reliance on
WEIRD participants: Western, educated, industrialized, rich, democratized.
of semester, online or not, affects type of participant - Students
who sign up for studies online and earlier in the semester are a little
bit different. [added
are online research participants really doing? - Blog entry describes
research on a new tool (a piece of computer code called UAT -- UserActionTracer)
that permits online researchers to track the actions of the participants.
online research methods textbook - [added 1/19/10]
does not imply causation - Great cartoon! However, as was pointed
out to me, since it is only a single instance it really isn't a correlation
culture that never was" - I cannot vouch for the complete
accuracy of these blog posts, but they describe some fascinating tales
of scientific mischief and misinterpretation. Second
resources for methods in program evaluation and social research
- a sociological methods site with a large number of links to resources
on topics such as surveys and qualitative research [added
variables - Karl Wuensch wrote this document, "Statistical
tests of models that include mediating variables," which provides
a good overview of the topic for faculty and students alike. [added
still isn't causation" - Good series of back-and-forth letters
to the APS Observer on this issue that could be good for your students
to review and discuss [added
rats show a Mozart effect?"
- interesting analysis of how research results can be misinterpreted
and misrepresented using an effect that has received wide-spread media
attention [added 4/5/04]
and pitfalls in psychology" - Kenneth Pope provides an excellent
list of 18 logical fallacies and psychology-related examples of them.
of data analysis"
- a good essay on the use and misuse of statistics by Clay Helberg
on several topics - David Kenny provides some clearly written
explanations of a variety of methodological and interpersonal perception
topics. [added 7/16/03]
research methods textbook [added 3/21/02]
online research methods text
- some good info and quiz questions at the end of each section [added
in the Psychological Laboratory: Truth or Triviality?"
C.A., Lindsay, J.J., & Bushman, B.J. (1999). Current Directions in
Psychological Science, 8, 3-9. Scroll down page to link to view entire
the Internet for research - APS Observer article describes
some of the newer tools possible. [added
Reconstruction Method example (Are you enjoying yourself? How
do we know?) - One method of measuring your level of happiness or
enjoyment is through Kahneman's Day Reconstruction Method in which
participants "divide the last day up into discrete episodes and
rate their feelings during each one." However, as this blog entry
describes, that method led to some "bizarre" results such
as "people seem to spend an inordinate amount of time doing things
they claim not to enjoy, like spending time with their children, and
commuting." (I just realized, I've been commuting to work with
my children the last couple years. Yikes!) A new approach suggests
asking people not only how they feel during these activities but also
how worthwhile or meaningful (i.e., rewarding) they are. Adding such
questions to the method changes what people report as enjoyable. Spending
time with children is still a common activity, but now it is described
as more pleasurable. Commuting .... not so much. [added
Reconstruction Method - Daniel Kahneman and colleagues have developed
a new and exciting research method that "assesses how people
spend their time and how they experience the various activities and
settings of their lives, combining features of time-budget measurement
and experience sampling." Norbert Schwarz is nice enough to provide
the article describing the method as well as the materials used in
the method at his website. [added
analysis resources - The best aspect of this site is the set of
links to many other good content analysis sites. [added
equation modeling - links to relevant resources [added
approach to studying groups
- how-to includes example of case study - from Don Forsyth [added
Groups: SYMLOG Questionnaires -
developed by David Heise and adapted from Robert Bales' SYMLOG Case
Study Kit, these online questionnaires can be used to "measure
the behavior of group members whom you have observed, and also your
perceptions of the way you behave in various settings, and your subjective
attitudes about your own behavior" - data can be entered online
and a graph of results can be produced online as well. [added
Methods Lab - very well-designed, interactive review of five research
methods - includes description of five methods, examples in different
disciplines, practice activities and quizzes for check on understanding
- requires free Shockwave plug-in which can be downloaded at
Two Disciplines of Scientific Psychology"
- Cronbach's presidential address to the APA (1957) in which he describes
the two "streams" of research (experimental and correlational)
Poll Shows Correlation is Causation" - humorous, mock article
reporting what everyone always knew!
Methods chapter - using Stanley Milgram as a "case study"
from Dodge Fernald's text Psychology
NOT to report survey data - some survey advice/humor linked to
at Jessica Hartnett's blog Not awful and boring examples for teaching
statistics [added 8/13/13]
brief guide to questionnaire development" - [added
many gays and lesbians are there? - This blog entry reviews a
Gallup poll of Americans on this question. However, I would suggest
there is an anchoring effect. The scale is skewed so much towards
the higher responses that it is not surprising that participants apparently
overestimated the number. [added 8/20/11]
The importance of interviewer-respondent interaction - "This
study uses data collected from 90 never-married young adults in rural
Malawi to compare reports on first sexual encounters between a standard
survey and an in-depth interview. A significant fraction of young
women who claimed in the survey to have never been sexually active
affirmed sexual experience during the in-depth interview, fielded
shortly thereafter." [added
is a survey?" - a book online about creating good surveys
by Fritz Scheuren [added 3/23/08]
blog on analyzing polling data - "Political arithmetik: Where
numbers and politics meet" is a blog from Charles Franklin, a
professor of political science, in which he explains political bias
in polls, the statistical analysis of them, and more. Lots of good
examples and very detailed analysis. [added
and questionnaire research methods - lots of good resources collected
by Gregory Herek for his course of the same name [added
- provides access to Census 2000 data and trends back to 1990 and
1980 with reports on topics such as segregation - presented by the
Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan
Resource Discovery Service - Similar to CensusScope for U.S. data,
this site provides census data for the UK with some very good accompanying
instructional materials. [added 3/23/04]
practices for survey and public opinion research"
- advice and ethical guidelines from the American Association for
Public Opinion Research [added 7/10/02]
defense of self-reports"
- APS Observer article by Rebecca Norwick, Y. Susan Choi, and
Tal Ben-Shachar [added 3/21/02]
- a lot of information about different data collection tools and processes
involved in evaluation, from the Innovation Network [added
resources for methods in program evaluation and social research
- Extensive set of quality links to survey methods and other research
topics [added 3/21/02]
Thinking in Psychology
Least of My Brothers"
- This freely available online short course on research ethics
from the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions
at Indiana University-Bloomington describes the famous PHS Syphilis
Study at Tuskegee. "From 1932 to 1972, 399 poor black sharecroppers
in Macon County, Alabama were denied treatment for syphilis and deceived
by physicians of the United States Public Health Service. As part
of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, designed to document the natural history
of the disease, these men were told that they were being treated for
'bad blood.' In fact, government officials went to extreme lengths
to ensure that they received no therapy from any source. As reported
by the New York Times on 26 July 1972, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study
was revealed as 'the longest nontherapeutic experiment on human beings
in medical history.'" [added 7/16/03]
statistics blog - Jessica Hartnett has started a new blog: "Not
awful and boring examples for teaching statistics." Lots of good examples
and ideas. [added 8/13/13]
Dataset generator -
Richard Landers has developed a program which will create datasets
for you. [added 8/13/13]
tutorials and movies - The link is from UCLA Academic Technology
Services. This link takes
you to more video tutorials for SPSS. To view them click on the PASW
(SPSS) selection on the right. This
link is to another good tutorial from Amherst College.
resources - CAUSEweb presents lots of good instructional resources
for undergraduate statistics including lesson modules, computer and
hands-on activities, datasets, analysis tools, and multimedia.
with Data - "TeachingWithData.org is portal of teaching and
learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social
science curriculum." You can find datasets, tables and figures,
and activities to use in your classes. [added
Tutorials - This page contains a lot of good tutorials including
these excellent video tutorials on a variety of SPSS analyses. [added
-- a new source of data - [added 3/23/08]
bet you don't understand error bars" - a nice little quiz
(and explanation) for you and your students [added
and misuse of statistics and data - Two very good sites -- this
link takes you to a tutorial of sorts which nicely reviews types
of evidence, comparing different types. It includes a good section
on the problems with statistics. This
link takes you to STATS, a site which presents and analyzes lots
of good examples of uses and misuses of statistics. [added
for R - a tutorial for the statistical program R [added
workshops - a collection of tutorials from Thomson Learning [added
Baseball Salaries Database
- Want some data for your students to analyze? I see some relative
deprivation here! [added 11/11/03]
Statistical computing resources
- excellent, comprehensive website explaining how to perform numerous
statisitical computations with interactive elements for practice and
illustration from Richard Lowry
- excellent set of links to interactive illustrations and activities
for a variety of statisical concepts from Chip Reichardt
introduction to sampling "Web
Interface for Statistics Education" (WISE) - links to tutorials,
interactive exercises/demos, glossaries and more
Assessment Service - "a nonprofit nonpartisan organization,
examines the way that scientific, quantitative, and social research
is presented by the media, and works with journalists to help them
convey this material more accurately and effectively" - contains
lots of good examples of how statistics are used and misused in the
and research methods concepts
- good review of concepts effectively using graphics and text
- well-designed, online stats "text"
- excellent set of java simulations on many stats concepts
sets and examples - small but good collection of data sets, examples,
lectures and links to other stats sites from David Howell
of Data Visualization - "The best and worst of statistical
graphics" - good examples of how graphs can be used effectively
and used to "lie"
- excellent, extensive site on randomness tailored for different levels
of statisical understanding - includes interactive exercises, interactive
quiz and more
in research through a smartphone app - Your students may enjoy
this -- from Dan Ariely [added 8/13/13]
in psychology experiments
- at this site you can 1) have your students participate in lab
experiments from which you can download (in an Excel spreadsheet)
the class' data for in-class analysis, 2) have your students participate
in ongoing, online studies, and 3) view demonstrations of experiments
general list - John H. Krantz maintains an excellent list for
APS of online studies across many areas of psychology including
Scales and Tests on the Web
can find a variety of attitude measures and other scales (e.g.,
self-esteem, self-consciousness) online at the Social
Instrument Compendium - Alan Reifman has created the most comprehensive
list of social-personality measures available online. If you know
of others, send them to Alan. [added 11/24/07]
Books, and Book Chapters (available online)
J., & Siepmann, M. (2000). Using
web questionnaires for judgment and decision making research.
In M. H. Birnbaum (Ed.), Psychological Experiments on the Internet
(New York: Academic Press). (pre-publication version)
D. (2009). Research
methods in social psychology. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Chapter 1 (Studying Social Psychology) can be viewed here.
From RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY by Dana S. Dunn. ©
2009 by Dana S. Dunn. Reprinted with permission of Wiley-Blackwell.
A. G. (2004). The
resting parrot, the dessert stomach, and other perfectly defensible
theories. In J. Jost, M. R. Banaji, & D. A. Prentice (Eds.),
The yin and yang of social cognition: Perspectives on the social
psychology of thought systems (Pp. 275–285). Washington,
DC: American Psychological Association. [added
C.A., & Bushman, B.J. (1997). External
validity of "trivial" experiments: The case of laboratory
aggression. Review of General Psychology, 1, 19-41.
C.A., Lindsay, J.J., & Bushman, B.J. (1999). "Research
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