Advanced Methods at Purdue (AMAP) in the Behavioral, Health, and Social Sciences

Special Series on Methods Pedagogy

During the Spring semester of 2023, AMAP developed a Special Series on Methods Pedagogy. The series is supported by a Teaching Leadership Award from the Purdue Teaching Academy along with the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE). The goal of the series is to open a conversation across campus for instructors and mentors to share wins and failures, and gain new strategies for effectively teaching methods both in courses and in one-on-one mentoring or consulting arrangements (see the flyer of all series events).

Below are some of the products of this special series that serve as resources for improving methods instruction at Purdue.

Workshop: How do you teach a short workshop on methods? Tips, tricks, and other advice from experience

Dr. Trent Mize, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of AMAP (February 2023, slides


Survey results: A graduate student perspective on methods instruction: Feedback from a survey of graduate students

Dr. Kritine Marceau, Associate Professor of HDFS and Co-Director of AMAP (March 2023)

See the key results of the graduate student survey

effectiveness of different methods teaching strategies

To be continued...

Go to our event page to follow upcoming events in this series!