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PSY 490 Toolkit for Instructors

Activities and Assignments

The following activities and assignments complement and reinforce various research skills that students will need to demonstrate to be successful in their final papers.


We recommend using the videos below to help illustrate various research concepts. Link to them in your Blackboard course, play them in class, or use whatever method works best for you!

One Perfect Source

Great video from NCSU which illustrates breaking up a research topic and weaving together scholarly literature to address a research question.


Scholarship as Conversation

This short video from WVU describes scholarship as a conversation and helps students better understand how to track a conversation and situate themselves within it.

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