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Your Psychology Project

Your Psychology Project
The Essential Guide

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Psychology (General)

© 2007 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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.

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
Maximizing Supervision
How to Handle the Research Literature
How to Write a Good Introduction
Sampling Considerations
Sourcing Materials and Measures for Psychological Research
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
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
Title and Abstract
The Final Write-Up

'...this book gives the impression of what it is like to be in a good supervision relationship and having the benefit of the supervisor's experience in taking the reader through their psychology project...I would certainly recommend my undergraduate students to buy this book, and would also suggest it to postgraduate students'
Maggie Allison
Psychology: Learning & Teaching

'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.'

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

The aim for this course is to help students understand how to design an adequate research proposal, which they then can use a starting point for their undergraduate thesis. I think dr. Evans' book excels in giving all the information needed for creating a solid research proposal with clarity and simplicity. At the same time the books does not leave out Qualitative approaches and explain plainly quantitative analysis,which undergrads often forget or lack understanding of. Overall I think this is a very good choice for an undergraduate methodology course.

Dr Eleonora Brivio
CdL in Psicologia, Scuola Superiore di Scienze dell'Educazione San Giovanni Bosco
November 2, 2014

This text is an essential companion for students undertaking independent research in Psychology. I have used this for my IB Internal Assessment candidates and they will find this relevant for everything from college writing to University final year dissertations. The clear, manageable sections make the minefield of report writing easily accessible for all learners. Highly recommended.

Mr Graham Samson
Humanities, Exeter College
May 29, 2014

A good text that will help students to get started with their dissertation. I have added it to our Research for Practice module reading list as supplementary reading for those who intend to choose a psychology strand for their final project.

Mr Mohammad Surfraz
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
December 14, 2012

An extremely useful guide for undergraduate students carrying out their first research project. Provides clear and easy to follow instructions for the research process and writing up.

Mr Garrett Kennedy
Department of Psychology, Wolverhampton University
June 21, 2011

I like the focus of the book.

Professor Jeanne Horst
Psychology Dept, Eastern Mennonite University
April 23, 2010

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