Title

Faculty Forum: HOMER as an Acronym for the Scientific Method

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Abstract

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.