Websites for Experimental Psychology
Statistics - Seeing
is a new approach to teaching statistics using the World Wide Web that uses over 100 Java applets to
make statistics visual.
Normal Distribution - An exhibit that illustrates a simple process
that gives rise
to the familiar "bell curve" of the normal distribution.
Central. A nicely designed site for learning basic probability.
Magazine - This is the
homepage for Chance Magazine. This is a magazine of the American
Statistical Association published by Springer-Verlag. Chance Magazine
may be considered the "Scientific American" of probability and
Other Statistical Concepts
and Association - A page describing the basic concepts underlying
correlation. The page includes practice problems.
Statistics - A page describing basic descriptive measures of
central tendency and variability. The page includes practice
APA Citation Guide
Style Guide Workshop - A Purdue library website that provides a
basic APA style on-line workshop
For Science's Gatekeepers, a Credibility Gap. Recent disclosures of fraudulent or flawed studies in medical and scientific journals have called into question as never before the merits of their peer-review system.
Fraud in Science: A review of a book describing scientific fraud.
Recent Fraud Case: One of the biggest fraud cases to be uncovered since that committed by Steven Breuning. The case study provides a good description of how scientific fraud is discovered and the penalties paid by those who conduct the fraud and to scientists who inadvertently build their research on fraudulent results
Foundation - James Randi is one of the most well known adversaries
of pseudoscience and pathological science.
science - A description of pathological science and how to
distinguish pathological science from pseudoscience
Quackwatch Home Page - The
website of a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to combat
health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.
Truth- You just have to see this one to believe it
The Museum of
Questionable Medical Devices - This is the website of the museum of
Questionable Medical Devices. Visit to see devices such as the "Prostate Gland Warmer," the "Recto
Rotor," the "Nose Straightener" and many other questionable devices.
The Museum of
Hoaxes - This is the website of the museum of
HOaxes. It was created by Alex Boese as research for his doctoral dissertation but grew out of control.
Self Report Methods
Tests and Tools - This site contains copies of some of the more
famous (and some not so famous) personality tests. Though I am
skeptical of the accuracy of these tests, they are good examples of
closed/structured self-report methods.
on experimental design - Describes a study and uses it to discuss
various concepts associated with experimental design.
Evans & Rooney textbook website - I once used the Evans and Rooney textbook. This website was provided as a supplement to the textbook content. It has useful study guides and self tests.
Testing - A website discussing the terms and concepts associated
with null hypothesis testing
Song - A song about sampling a population. It's silly.