HOMER as an Acronym for the Scientific Method
Note: Link is to the article in a subscription database available to users affiliated with Butler University. Appropriate login information will be required for access. Users not affiliated with Butler University should contact their local librarian for assistance in locating a copy of this article.
Mnemonic strategies, such as acronyms, effectively increase student retention of course material. We present an acronym based on a popular television character to help students remember the basic steps in the scientific method. Our empirical evaluation of the acronym revealed that students found it to be enjoyable, useful, and worthy of use in future courses.
Jessica L. Lakin, R. B. Geisler, Kathryn A. Morris, and Jordan R. Vosmik. "HOMER as an Acronym for the Scientific Method" Teaching of Psychology 34.2 (2007): 94-96.