Howard Iver Thorsheim
This chapter includes concrete and practical ideas and activities that might fit and work in your course to engage students in learning experimental psychology research skills across topic areas in the psychology curriculum, whether you are a beginning or veteran teacher. My own history of adapting and implementing best practices to teach experimental psychology over four decades has influenced my thinking, and pedagogy, and informs the recommendations in this chapter. The chapter begins with historical roots of experimentation in psychological science, then grows to include contemporary ideas about student learning, teaching goals, and other resources to make use of investigative activities, including suggestions about Why? When? What? How? Who? And, Where? Future directions include ideas from NSF-sponsored research to teach experimental research-oriented skills by incorporating developments in psychophysiology neuroscience to explore mind-body interactions, with links to successful examples across America.
Jori N. Hall and Judith Preissle
This chapter considers the differences and similarities of research in education and anthropology and how mixed methods approaches to these fields contribute to the social and professional sciences. The chapter begins with the evolution of research in the fields of education and anthropology and its importance to contemporary mixed and multimethod conceptualizations and research design applications in these fields. In doing so, the chapter identifies key challenges researchers in the fields of education and anthropology face when conducting multimethod and mixed methods research. The chapter offers some important strategies and case studies that discuss the application of mixed and multimethod approaches applied to educational and anthropological research.