Teaching Resources

Resources from Chip Reichardt

The IDEA ProjectIDEA stands for Instruction in Data Exploration and Analysis. The purpose of an IDEA lesson is to provide hands-on experience in conducting empirical research via simple data analysis. By working through an IDEA lesson, students use real data to conduct real research.

Teaching Thinking Skills in Research Methods Courses: Thinking is a skill. Becoming skilled at thinking (like becoming skilled at any complex activity) requires extensive practice.Here is a collection of exercises for practicing critical thinking in research methods courses.

Free Undergraduate Intro Stat Text for Psychology Using R

Dan Navarro of the University of Adelaide in Australia has written an e-book for introductory statistics courses in psychology and related disciplines (e.g., he is in cognitive sciences). He allows faculty and students to download and use it for free with his permission. The book is written around R for computations, and it is accompanied by an R packaged. For students who want a hard copy, that can be purchased cheaply (see links below).You can contact Dan at daniel.navarro@adelaide.edu.au

Some other pertinent websites for the book and the R package are:

Teaching Statistics and Quantitative Methods into the 21st Century 

A mini-conference held in March, 2017 and sponsored by Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Presentation files and videos