|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||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."
| 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:||a one-page, 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
See how experience can trick us into being superstitious (33 second video)
|Do some interactive end-of-chapter exercises (multiple-choice format)||Avoid being fooled:
||Scientific thinking in less than a minute (50 second video)|
|Not sure about what objectivity is--or why scientists care about operational definitions? Then, see this one-page tutorial.||Test your understanding of the scientific approach with this fun action maze.||
how most people avoid testing their beliefs--by why you should test yours.
See how people can find patterns and meaning in coincidences.