Instruction in Data Exploration and Analysis (IDEA) Psychology Teaching Modules, USA
IDEA: Instruction in Data Exploration and Analysis Psychology Teaching Modules
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IDEA stands for Instruction in Data Exploration and Analysis. The purpose of an IDEA lesson is to provide hands-on experience in conducting empirical research via simple data analysis. By working through an IDEA lesson, students use real data to conduct real research.
IDEA Lessons are designed to be add-on components to academic courses. When students work through an IDEA lesson, they conduct research on a substantive topic that is relevant to a course they are currently taking. As students perform data analyses, they delve into the subject matter of that course more deeply than would be possible using a traditional textbook alone. At the same time the course textbook describes the research that others have conducted, the IDEA lesson shows students how to conduct research on the topic for themselves.
The data in an IDEA lesson are accessed and analyzed on the web using a freely available and easy-to-learn computer interface called Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA). The SDA interface was created at the University of California at Berkeley. Everything a student (or instructor) needs to know to complete an IDEA lesson using the SDA interface is presented in the IDEA lessons in simple, step-by-step fashion.