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

Dr. Danielle (“Dani”) Navarro is a computational cognitive scientist at the University of New South Wales in Australia who has written an e-book for introductory statistics courses in psychology and related disciplines. Her book Learning Statistics with R is freely available, and as of version 0.6 it is released under a creative commons licence (CC BY-SA 4.0), allowing faculty and students to download and use it for free. Additional content (including applications in Jamovi and JASP, as well as a translation of the book to French) can be found on the book’s website. You can contact Dani at d.navarro@unsw.edu.au, and find her on Twitter and GitHub @djnavarro. 

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