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General Psychology
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Research Methods

  • http://www.abacon.com/psychsite/wrong.html
    This site is part of Allyn and Bacon Publishers' site for psychology students and instructors. It does not require a password. This particular site is useful in teaching research methods. It gives students five sample studies. Students must then identify the problem(s) with each study.

  • http://www.randomizer.org/
    This site contains a tutorial on random sampling and random assignment. It also  enables students to randomly sample participants for a study or to randomly assign participants to groups. The program is written in JavaScript. There are some specific system requirements for AOL users or for older versions of web browsers. The program is especially helpful for students who must conduct their own studies.

  • http://www.ncpp.org/qajsa.htm
    This site contains the twenty questions you should ask about research reported in the popular press. It helps students learn to distinguish between scientific and nonscientific research.

  • http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/survey.htm
    This site from Cornell University contains information about survey research including the positives and negatives as well as information on how to construct surveys.

  • http://www.apa.org/ethics/
    This link to the American Psychology Association site contains information on research ethics with both humans and animals. It is a good site to find the latest information on this topic.