|Review and improve your understanding of the material||Quiz yourself||See how this material can help you||Have fun||Get help|
|Visualize the material by looking at this concept map
Do this crossword puzzle
|Test yourself on the key terms using one or more of these three quick matching tools||
ability to read, write, and do research demonstrates 9 of the top 10 skills that employers say they want from college graduates.
To learn how to market the skills you will develop in this course, read our Web Appendix: "Marketing Your Research Design Skills."
See how understanding research methods can help you evaluate treatments for the Corona Virus.
| Cartoon suggesting one difference between science with popular opinion
Bakery learns that constructs like love cannot be seen (maybe the bakery needs to find a good operational definition of love)
|Help with answering the end-of-chapter exercises|
|Review the material by||Take some practice quizzes.||Avoid believing in myths:||Test your skills with an interactive Sherlock Holmes mystery related to research methods.|
|Look at some of the thinking errors addressed in this chapter that interfere
with the appreciation of science and reality (false cause,
personal incredulity, and
ground. You can download a poster of these fallacies
Quick visual summary of the value of the scientific approach
See how experience can trick pigeons (and us) into being superstitious (33 second video)
|Do some interactive end-of-chapter exercises (multiple-choice format)||Avoid being fooled:
|Not sure about what objectivity is--or why scientists care about operational
definitions? Then, see this
Look at the different levels of scientific thinking and decide your current level is and think about where you want it to be.
Diagram that will help you determine whether a claim is scientific and help you turn an unscientific claim into a scientific one.
| Test your understanding of the scientific approach with this fun action maze.
Test your ability to determine factual statements from opinion statements (and compare your results to the average U.S. citizen)
See how achieving the
thinking goals for this chapter helps you avoid biases.
See how people can find patterns and meaning in coincidences.