‘The Impact of a Multifaceted Approach to Teaching Research Methods on Students’ Attitudes’ in Teaching of Psychology
Natalie J. Ciarocco, Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., and Michele Van Volkom
This article looks at multifaceted approaches to teaching five experimental designs in a research methodology course. Participants included 70 students enrolled in an experimental research methods course in the semester both before and after the implementation of instructional change. When using a multifaceted approach to teaching research methods that included both active learning and a form of scaffolding, students reported a greater efficacy in American Psychological Association style writing, a higher perceived utility of research and statistics, better attitudes toward statistics, and higher perceived skills/abilities in statistics.