Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

1st Edition

Dana S. Dunn, Randolph A. Smith, Bernard C. Beins

Routledge
Published March 27, 2007
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9780805857467 - CAT# ER9090

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Summary

This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities.

A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of:

  • ways to integrate these courses
  • how to promote ethical conduct
  • how to create writing intensive programs
  • novel tools and activities to get students involved
  • strategies for teaching online courses and computer applications
  • guidance on how to create and maintain helpful web resources
  • assessment advice to help demonstrate that students are learning
  • tips on linking diversity to research methodology.

This book appeals to veteran and novice educators and graduate students who teach research methods and/or statistics in psychology and other behavioral sciences and serves as an excellent resource in related faculty workshops. A CD with activities that readers can customize is included.

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