Originally a collection of critical thinking lectures, these pages have expanded over the years to include workshops in research methods that complement RMINR,
Critical thinking lectures (Psychology UG, Year 1).
“Data games” workshops including example plan for integration into RMINR materials (Psychology UG, Year 1).
Effective project management (Psychology UG, Final Year).
Data management - instructor notes to support this RMINR worksheet (Psychology UG, Final Year).
Critical Thinking lectures (Updated 2021)
A set of lectures on the basics of thinking critically, applied to the study of psychology as a science, aimed at first-year undergraduates.
I’ve given introductory lectures on this topic, in various forms, every year since 2012. Below are the materials I delivered in 2021.
Science, truth, and honesty (2 hours): request to wear mask, slides, notes, instructor notes, Ludmer et al., 2011, Is there a replication of Ludmer et al., 2011?,
Evaluating experiments (2 hours): slides, checklist, notes, instructor notes. Mueller & Oppenheimer, 2014.
Evaluating arguments (2 hours): slides, notes, instructor notes.
Evaluating risk (2 hours): slides, notes, instructor notes
“Data games” workshsops (Updated 2021)
Two one-hour workshops, aimed at first-year undergraduate psychology students.
I’ve delivered this material, in various forms, every year since 2018. Below are the materials I delivered in 2021.
Distributions and samples (workshop 1): slides, instructor notes
Regression to the mean, and illusory correlation (workshop 2): slides, shove ha’penny game, group behaviour statements, instructor notes
Effective project management (New in 2020)
A two-hour interactive lecture on effective project management, taught from the perspective of planning an undergraduate final-year dissertation:
slides, notes, Instructor notes
Data management (New in 2020)
A two-hour interactive lecture on data management, using github and Rstudio, taught from the perspective of supporting an undergraduate final-year dissertation: Instructor notes
These teaching materials were generated using a combination of Markdown and LaTeX. The full source code is available on github.
This material is distributed under a Creative Commons licence. CC-BY-SA 4.0.