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First Published 2015/02/05 

Continuing my reflections on cascading into the classroom technology learning tools I’ve explored the past seven years thanks to the influence of Jane Hart …


An excellent tool for teaching about random sampling and assignment is available through the generosity of Scott Plous, who created the invaluable online resource Social Psychology Network. I introduce students to Research Randomizer in my Psychology 205 “Statistics and Experimental Design” course, where I require that they go through excellent online tutorials.  I often have students subsequently draw random samples from my class list who are the designated students-to. Be-called. Upon the day. I see Research randomizer as a valuable teaching tool in almost any course where students and faculty are interested in an easy-to-use, valid way of randomly drawing random samples or assigning participants to conditions. It’s much superior to drawing mixed numbers from my hat!

Here is a brief screencast one of my research assistants and I made illustrating how I introduced a Research randomizer to my PSY 205 students.

Random Thoughts from David Simpson on Vimeo.