in Psychology provides instructors with a practical handbook for teaching psychological research methods. The book covers a wide range of topics and examines in detail many of the challenges and dilemmas that instructors often face when teaching this demanding course. From pedagogical considerations and course preparation to reflection and course revision—and everything in between—Saville discusses ways to make the research methods course more effective and enjoyable for instructors and students alike. This accessible and informative book will be a valuable resource for all current and future research methods instructors, whether graduate assistants or seasoned classroom veterans.
1. An Introduction to Psychological Research Methods: Course Content and Pedagogical Considerations.
2. Getting Ready to Teach.
3. Teaching Psychology as a Science.
4. Ethical Considerations in Psychological Research: Teaching Issues.
5. Teaching Reliability and Validity.
6. Teaching the Distinction between Experimental and Nonexperimental Research Methods.
7. Teaching the Relation between Statistics and Research Methods.
8. Teaching the Distinction between Large–N and Small–N Research Designs.
9. The Laboratory as Teaching Tool.
10. Innovative Approaches to Teaching Research Methods.
11. Reflection and Revision.
Appendix: Professional Development Resources in the Teaching of Psychology.