Summaries, Handouts, and Reading Tips for Selected Articles
- Chapter 1and 2 articles
- Chapter 3 articles
- To understand the importance of theory, to understand the importance of grounding research ideas in past research, or to help students write introductions, you could have the students read the introduction of any article listed below. However, if you want to stress theory, you might want to start with
- To give students confidence in their ability to read an article, to show them how reading research can help them generate research ideas, and to show students that "trait" variables can be manipulated, assign this article that manipulates loneliness to look at the impact of loneliness on religiosity.
- This abridged version of a fascinating article (on
guns, testosterone, and aggression) is great for
helping students understand research involving mediating variables. Note
that there are also some other activities you can do with this article because
the authors have provided their data in this Excel file.
If you are covering Chapter 7, you could have students use Excel to calculate
the same Pearson r values that the original researchers did. If you want to get
more elaborate, you could
- If you are covering Chapter 10, you could have
students do a t test to see whether the gun manipulation increased
- If you are covering Chapter 11, you could have students do an F test
to see whether the gun manipulation increased aggression--and then have them
compare the results of the t test analysis to the F test analysis.
That comparison might help them see that the tests are related.
- Chapter 4 articles
- Chapter 5 and 6 articles
- Chapter 7 articles
- Chapter 8 articles
- Chapter 10 articles
- Chapter 11 articles
- Chapter 12 articles
- Chapter 13 articles
- Chapter 14 article
- Chapter 15 articles
- Most of the articles listed above could be used for Chapter 15.
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