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This is the home page for organizing and sharing resources to help with Open Teaching of Psychological Science.
The initial demonstration project is based on a survey that Eric Youngstrom, PhD, has been using in undergraduate courses taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Korea University. It includes examples of questionnaires asking about personality, morningness-eveningnesss chronotype, sleep quality, mood (depression and hypomanic symptoms), trait emotion, body image, attitudes towards mental illness, and social desirability -- all topics discussed in classes.
We are working to increase the amount of experiential learning possible with these resources. One project in Fall 2017 is to build out information pages about the measures here on Wikiversity. We will add copies of the questionnaires, scoring syntax (in triplicate: R, SPSS, and SAS), and data shells to make it easy for people to incorporate the measures into their own teaching or research. We also will share tidy data for the project, along with examples of analyses and data visualizations.
Overview and rationale
The goal is to create multiple opportunities for experiential learning. Rather than starting immediately with the basics, we take a survey that includes many widely used scales. We get our scores, and ask the following questions: a number and an acronym as a label? What does it mean? How does our score compare to other people, or what is "normal"? How accurate is the score? etc. We work together to answer these, and then try to come up with new questions in order to connect them with psychological literature, investigate them through statistical analysis and data visualization, and share our results with different audiences.
- Template for adding/describing new measures
- OToPS master measures list
- Data visualization techniques (exploratory and presentation)
- Statistical analyses
- Common issues working with data
One of the capstone projects has been presenting a poster at a state or national conference. We have an anthology of student posters, along with excerpts of the syntax that they used to run the analyses and make the data visualizations.
Here is a link to a "view & comment" version of our GoogleDoc that includes a codebook and several scratchpads. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f16rMBHYVfjgYSuLq0lIRdf9au46ovWj7T-PBiHCi6Y/edit?usp=sharing
- Measures/7 Up 7 Down Inventory
- Measures/Attribution Questionnaire
- Measures/Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding
- Measures/Big Five Inventory
- Measures/Body Dysphoria Scale
- Measures/Creative Achievement Questionnaire
- Measures/Creative Adjective Checklist
- Measures/Differential Emotions Scale
- Measures/Eating Disorders Index
- Measures/Hypomania Checklist
- Measures/Hypomanic Personality Scale
- Measures/Morning-Eveningness Questionnaire
- Measures/Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
- Messy Data/Impossible
- statistical analyses