Here are some resources that might be useful if any of you want to tackle this:
- Christopher Green developed and maintains a great archive of "Classics in the History of Psychology" - you can find many/most of the older classic studies in their original form. Students could read the original publication and compare it with the summaries made in textbooks and elsewhere.
- Many teachers use the 40 Studies that Changed Psychology book as a resource - great, important studies, good summaries.
- The Whitman Journal of Psychology publishes high school student psych research - these studies are written by high school students and may be shorter/more accessible (and may contain "flaws" that students should be able to identify?)
- Glenn Duggan (@GlennDuggan) sent this fascinating, in-depth article about how science can go "wrong." This is high-level reading, but could be a great article for students who are ready to think critically about the reliability and validity of research findings:
Please share other resources in the comments and I'll update this post. Happy researching!
posted by Rob McEntarffer