Activities that Engage Students in Research Methods
Workshop presented at the 37th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida
January 3, 2015

William M. Trochim


Research Methods Role Play Manual

A complete semester-long role play of a research study of the effects of the the comparative efficacy of two prevalent forms of treatment, inpatient and outpatient, for persons with dependence on cocaine

Simulations for Research Design

A comprehensive manual of both dice rolling and computer-based (Minitab) simulations that address five major topics in research methods. The manual is available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats:

  • Data Generation (using true score theory)
  • The ranomized experimental design
  • The nonequivalent groups design
  • The regression-discontinuity design
  • Regression artifacts (regression to the mean)