Research Fables

Jeanne Grace, PhD, RN, C......

grace_bearI started writing the fables in 1996, when I took over teaching the undergraduate research course. At first, they were "buried treasures" hidden in the on-line course materials (it was a hybrid course, and we were trying to get the students to develop internet surfing skills) for students to find. Then, as there were more of them, I started explicitly assigning them for student reading. As I've had time, I've written fables for areas where students seem to get "stuck" on basic concepts in research. Two of the fables have "readers' theater" versions that I use in class for traditional students. Casting the parts is always fun. Enjoy!

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Chicken Little

Cinderella...or the Measurement of True Love

Goldilocks and the Three Levels of Data

Hunch-test of Notre Dame

Little Red Research Student

The Triads of Little Pigs

The Princess and the P-value

Report to the Great Pumpkin

Sleeping Beauty

Snow White and the 7 Threats to Validity

The Wizard of IRB

Reading Theatre Versions:

Chicken Little

Little Red Research Student