PLU Psychology student/faculty collaboration
By Jon Grahe
Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Amber Matteson, PLU Senior Psychology, Physics Double Major and Psi Chi Vice President recently taught herself the R statistics program while serving as a Teaching Apprentice to help PLU Psychology learn R better. This January, she was the sole instructor for a three-part workshop that led four faculty (shown here) through a series of lessons she developed using the Stat232/Psyc242 labs developed for Excel and SPSS. This spring she plans to work with the Psi Chi chapter to offer these lessons to her peers (or other faculty). She is currently drafting a book proposal called, “Teaching Myself R as an Undergraduate (and then Teaching my Professors)”.
This was a very unique PLU teaching/experience, and we’re excited to see how it progresses this spring.