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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 1, Day 4) – Behavioral Science in Action

Posted by on Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Grade 5, Grade 6, SAVY.

Hello Behavioral Science in Action Parents,

Today we spent the day cleaning up and analyzing our class data set!

We began the morning by having each student share with us the variables from our class survey that they were interested in analyzing. The class had eighteen questions to choose from and the combinations were very interesting! Several students even came up with very creative ways to organize the data so they could use fill-in responses in their data analysis.

Next, we moved the class into the computer lab where the students “played” with their data! It was quite exciting to watch the class run different tests and create visual displays with little support from their instructors. The class was having so much fun that we even had to stay late in the lab so everyone could keep working on extra variables.

After we returned from lunch, the class visited three psychology labs on campus. We learned all about some of the current studies being conducted in the psychology department at Vanderbilt. The research assistants from each lab gave us tours and they were blown away by some of the amazing and insightful questions our students asked.

Tomorrow we will finalize our data and create posters to disseminate what our students have learned at open house. We are very excited to have all of you be a part of our class tomorrow! After we have our mock peer review and student defense sessions, our students will be present their individual findings in our SAVY poster session!

Your Instructors,

Emily & Israel


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