Your Psychology Project Handbook

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Clare Wood / Carol Percy / David Giles  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
240
Pub.-date
February 2012
ISBN13
9780273759805
ISBN
0273759809
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Description

Your Psychology Project Handbook is the complete guide to preparing, carrying out and writing up a psychology research project or dissertation.

Designed to support students through every stage of the project process, this second edition has been updated to include new chapters on doing online research and employability. The text offers advice and practical guidance on each aspect of the project including ethics, choosing a research question, working with a supervisor and more.

Whether it’s qualitative or quantitative, the handbook provides students with all the support they need to carry out their project with confidence.

Features

  • A comprehensive guide for students to the process of preparing, carrying out and writing up a psychology research project or dissertation. 
  • Offers a balanced coverage of the methods and process underlying qualitative and quantitative projects.
  • Organised to reflect the natural progression through the project process providing information, advice, and tools to help students manage their workload effectively.
  • Updated to include more on online research tools and techniques, updated tips, advice and guidance, a new design and an expanded website
  • Written in an accessible, clear and engaging manner and attractively presented to appeal to the student reader
  • Features a range of pedagogical tools to stimulate students and help them consolidate their understanding.
  • The website, with downloadable checklists, forms, templates and other helpful resources, enables students to complete their projects more efficiently.

New to this Edition

New to this edition of the book:

  • A new chapter on online research
  • A new chapter on employability

New to the companion website:

  • Annotated examples of good and bad reports
  • A guide to how to organise a literature review
 

Table of Contents

Publisher’s acknowledgements                                                                                  

Guided tour

 

1     Coming up with the idea                                                                      

2     Managing your supervisor

3     The literature review: Identifying your research question

4     Designing your study                                                                          

5     Project planning and management                                            

6     ONLINE RESOURCES

7     Research ethics

8     Data collection                                                                                      

9     Data analysis and presentation                                                  

10   Preparing the report                                                                            

11   Disseminating your resultS

12   EMPLOYABILITY AND YOUR PROJECT

 

References                                                                                                                 

Appendix – Answers to the ethical scenarios                                                             

Index

Back Cover

“An absolute goldmine of essential information, tips, guidance and general all-round wisdom from those ‘in-the-know’.  It is highly recommended for any project student who wants to get ahead of the game.”

Dr Paul Seager, University of Central Lancashire

“Head and shoulders above the rest, this invaluable guide is a must-have source of support for psychology students doing academic research.”

Steff Copestake, Psychology student at the University of Chester

“An essential guide to the process of undertaking psychological research.  It provides comprehensive step-by-step advice about each stage of a research project from the initial conception of a research idea, right through to writing it up.  An invaluable resource!”

Dr Anna Weighall, Sheffield Hallam University

“Stands out from the competition in its outstanding provision of practical guidance.  The excellent support offered in areas such as how to manage time and the supervisory relationship helps foster important life skills, crucial both in completing a research project and in any future career.”

Dr Emma Williams, University of Surrey

 

 

Your Psychology Project Handbook Second Edition is the complete guide to preparing, carrying out and writing up a psychology research project or dissertation.

Designed to support students through every stage of the project process, this second edition has been updated to include new chapters on doing online research and employability. The text offers advice and practical guidance on each aspect of the project including ethics, choosing a research question, working with a supervisor and more.

Whether it’s qualitative or quantitative, the handbook provides students with all the support they need to carry out their project with confidence. 

Features:

 

  • Student/supervisor experiences give advice and stories from past students and supervisors about their experiences of projects.
  • Common confusion sexplain common terminology.
  • Maximising marks offer additional advice on how to add extra value to project work.
  • Top tips present short practical notes on how to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Common pitfalls highlight issues which can prove problematic or confusing, and give advice on how to overcome them.
  • Summary boxes pull together the key teaching points covered by each chapter.
  • Annotated further reading lists direct students to further information that may be helpful.

Additional resources including templates, forms, checklists, worksheets and annotated examples of good and bad reports can all be accessed at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wood-psychproject.

Dr Clare Wood is Reader in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University.  Her areas of interest are children’s reading development and the use of technology to support learning.

Dr Carol Percy is Senior Lecturer at Coventry University.  Her areas of expertise are qualitative research methods and health psychology.

Dr David Gilesis Reader at the University of Winchester.  His main research interest is in the psychological influence of the media.

Author

Dr Clare Wood, University of Coventry.
Dr Carol Percy, University of Coventry.
Dr David Giles, University of Winchester.


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