Quantitative Research Methods & Statistics

Undergraduate course, Duke University, 2021

In Spring 2021 I was a graduate teaching assistant for Dr. Angela Vieth’s course PSY 204L: Quantitative Research Methods & Statistics for Psychological Science. As the title suggests, we focused on building a strong foundation of methods & statistics with the goal of making the math more accessible. For example, we covered how z-scoring can be seen as a combination of centering and scaling that preserves any skew in the data:

We also talked a bit about estimating means and CIs using the central limit theorem:

Finally, I guided students through the process of finding a research question, scouring the literature, and pre-registering a study to answer that question. My students came up with studies on topics including exercise & mental health, social media usage & political polarization, and diversity in the fashion industry!