Proposal Abstract

We assessed the effectiveness of a student led instruction podcast in psychology using episodes created for an Introduction to Psychology course and a research methods course. These episodes revolved around the topics of social, cognitive, abnormal psychology, the possible threats to validity, how to use SONA system, and how to use online databases properly. Quantitative data was gathered from post-test given to students after listening or watching podcast episodes. Qualitative data was gathered from a 10 question self-report survey which examined how the students felt the podcasts affected their engagement and learning in their research methods class. The objective of this project is to determine the value of using student led instructional podcasts as a supplemental teaching tool that reinforces the information learned in the classroom and allows students to easily highlight and revisit some of the more difficult information regarding Intro psychology and research methodology.

Location

Concourse

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 28th, 4:00 PM Mar 28th, 5:30 PM

Using Podcasts as an Educational Tool in Research Methods and Intro to Psychology

Concourse

We assessed the effectiveness of a student led instruction podcast in psychology using episodes created for an Introduction to Psychology course and a research methods course. These episodes revolved around the topics of social, cognitive, abnormal psychology, the possible threats to validity, how to use SONA system, and how to use online databases properly. Quantitative data was gathered from post-test given to students after listening or watching podcast episodes. Qualitative data was gathered from a 10 question self-report survey which examined how the students felt the podcasts affected their engagement and learning in their research methods class. The objective of this project is to determine the value of using student led instructional podcasts as a supplemental teaching tool that reinforces the information learned in the classroom and allows students to easily highlight and revisit some of the more difficult information regarding Intro psychology and research methodology.