Wednesday 28 April 2021 – 4pm
Wednesday 23 June 2021 – 4pm

Code: 8092


This webinar gives you practical ideas about how to integrate teaching research methods using practicals that will fit into even the tightest teaching schedule. It is suitable for teachers who are new to teaching psychology or those who are more experienced but looking for new ideas on how to teach research methods


  • Learning how to get students engaged in learning by using ‘hands on’ practicals.
  • Understand how practical research help students be able to contextualise questions in the exams more effectively (one of the key areas where students struggle in exams)
  • Receive ready-made mini practicals that will integrate learning statistics and understand how to use these and adapt them for your own teaching
  • How to help students discover issues with different types of research methods and how to overcome them


4.00 – 4.05 pm Welcome and Introduction

4.05pm Stroop

  • Using the Stroop test to teach repeated measures design
  • How to teach the Sign test
  • Ways to stretch and challenge students

4.35pm: Memory            

  • Using a memory experiment to teach descriptive statistics (fits with the cognitive approach)
  • Discover how to use the experiment to help students think creatively about how to improve the research design and procedure
  • Ideas for homework tasks and stretch and challenge

4.45pm: EQ and IQ                                                          

  • Have access to real life student data to use with your own students
  • Understand how to integrate and teach standard deviation with examples and teacher pack
  • Understand how to teach correlation using the data

5.10: Final discussions

5.15: Finish

Helen J. Kitching

Helen J. Kitching is an experienced Psychology A level and GCSE teacher. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, as well as being Chair of both the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers and the Standing Committee for Pre-tertiary Education of the BPS. She is an author of psychology textbooks and regularly provides CPD and mentoring for Psychology Teachers.