This is a series of thirteen exercises which were written for an introductory research methods course. The first exercise focuses on the research design which is your plan of action that explains how you will try to answer your research questions. Exercises two through four focus on sampling, measurement, and data collection. The fifth exercise discusses hypotheses and hypothesis testing. The last eight exercises focus on data analysis. These exercises use one of the Monitoring the Future Surveys (i.e., the 2015 survey of high school seniors in the United States). This data set is part of the collection at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan. The data are freely available to the public and you do not have to be a member of the Consortium to use the data. It uses SDA (Survey Documentation and Analysis) to analyze the data which is an online statistical package written by the Survey Methods Program at UC Berkeley and is available without cost wherever one has an internet connection. The exercises can be downloaded as Word (.docx) files. Included with these exercises is a more detailed set of notes for the instructor and an introduction to SDA for students. You have permission to use these exercises and to revise them to fit your needs. Each exercise has a set of keywords to make it easier to find an exercise that meets your needs.