'This guide will serve well as a handbook for undergraduate psychology students working on senior projects or theses. Clear, concise, and well organized, the book instructs the student from the beginning of the project to the final draft and offers advice both specific and general' - Choice
Anxious about your final year Psychology Project? Having trouble getting started?
Your Psychology Project clearly maps out all the requirements of a project in psychology. The definitive survival manual, it guides students through every aspect of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It helps students think through the whole research process by bridging the relationship between the research question, the design, and the use of statistical and qualitative analyses. By using clear practical examples this book provides an invaluable insight into applying theory to practice and equips students with the knowledge, skills and abilty to carry out and write up their thesis project.
Written in a clear and engaging manner Your Psychology Project is essential reading for all students undertaking a psychology research project.
PART ONE The Psychology Project as a Means of Acquiring Knowledge Ethics for Research in Psychology Choosing a Topic and the Research Proposal A Connected and Convincing Argument Self-Management Maximizing Supervision How to Handle the Research Literature How to Write a Good Introduction Sampling Considerations Sourcing Materials and Measures for Psychological Research PART TWO: QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF INQUIRY Quantitative Methods of Inquiry Analyzing Quantitative Data Designing and Conducting an Experimental Based Project Writing Up Your Quantitative Methodology Writing Up Your Quantitative Results Section Writing Up Your Quantitative Discussion Section PART THREE: QUALITATIVE METHODS OF INQUIRY Qualitative Methods of Inquiry Analyzing Qualitative Data The Semi-Structured Interview as Part of Grounded Theory Designing, Conducting and Analyzing a Grounded Theory Based Project Writing Up Your Qualitative Methodology Writing Up Your Qualitative Findings and Discussion PART FOUR: THE FINAL TOUCHES Title and Abstract References The Final Write-Up