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Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology

Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology

A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

  • Author: Philip Bell,Phillip Staines,Joel Michell
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446227774
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
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Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology, originally published by UNSW Press, Australia. It represents a comprehensive textbook for all undergraduates in psychology who need to undertake empirical research, taking them step-by-step through the process. In particular, it offers the a range of study skills enabling the student to understand the complex processes involved with psychological research, not really covered in other texts. Coverage includes: · A guide to evaluating statements, arguments and a range of different psychological explanations · Chapters on the interpretation and evaluation of data and evidence, understanding weaknesses in psychological argument, and measurement and numerical reasoning · Chapters on doing a literature review, writing up essays and projects, and reporting observational studies. This is a practical textbook. Textboxes are included to help students comprehend jargon, key research terms and likely problem areas in psychological research.At the end of each chapter, summaries, questions and exercises are included - all designed to give students extra clarification of issues and to help with their overall understanding. Plenty of new examples have been added from the previous edition and exercises are more clearly focused.

Resources for Nursing Research

Resources for Nursing Research

An Annotated Bibliography

  • Author: Cynthia Clamp,Stephen Gough,Lucy Land
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847877362
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
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'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.

Complete Psychology

Complete Psychology

  • Author: Graham Davey,Christopher Sterling,Andy Field
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444164244
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 752
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The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded. The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

  • Author: Donna M. Mertens
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761928058
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 507
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The Second Edition continues and expands upon the approach that made the first edition an international bestseller. It includes sections and chapters on: the analysis of methodological advances in conducting research in culturally complex communities; coverage of electronic resources now available to researchers and evaluators; an additional emphasis on program evaluation; and, a new chapter on mixed methods research. Each chapter carefully explains a step of the research process from literature review to analysis and reporting. Additionally, sample studies and abstracts are included in each chapter to illustrate the concepts discussed in that section of the book.

Journal of Psychology in Africa

Journal of Psychology in Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Blacks
  • Page: N.A
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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

  • Author: Sieglinde McGee
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446247686
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 224
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London 'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports.' Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London This book provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary for achieving a successful classification on a psychology degree course. It replaces the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and even fun. Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided will show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practise on their own. This is a useful resource for students taking modules in study and research skills in psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying on psychology programmes. Dr Sieglinde McGee is an Associate of the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught for several years.

Research methods in clinical psychology

Research methods in clinical psychology

an introduction for students and practitioners

  • Author: Chris Barker,Nancy Pistrang,Robert Elliott
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471490876
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 284
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RESEARCH METHODS IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY is a reader-friendly introduction to doing, and thinking about, research for clinical psychologists. This systematic guide takes students and practitioners through the basic steps of a research project, from start to finish. It is an invaluable tool for those who want to conduct their own research, or simply want a better understanding of published research Chris Barker, Nancy Pistrang and Robert Elliott provide a balanced account of both qualitative and quantitative methods within a framework of methodological pluralism -fitting the method to the research question. This new edition presents many new methods that have developed over the last decade, alongside the more traditional approaches With a wealth of features to aid teaching and learning, such as Chapter outline Case example Chapter summarie Annotated further readin Web based extra material for instructors and students This fully revised textbook is essential for new students, as well as more experienced practitioners wishing to update their knowledge and stay abreast of developments

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473911451
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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From leading researcher and bestselling author, John McLeod, this substantially rewritten and restructured third edition is the most accessible and comprehensive 'how to' guide on conducting a successful research project in counselling and psychotherapy. Taking you step-by-step through the research process, this new edition includes: A list of 9 basic principles for doing meaningful and practically useful research Chapters on basic research skills: developing a research question, critically evaluating research studies, compiling a research proposal, using qualitative and quantitative methods, and fulfilling the requirements of ethics committees Chapters on 5 main types of research product that can be accomplished by novice researchers: qualitative interview studies, systematic case studies, practice-based outcome research, autoethnographic inquiry, and publishable literature reviews Guidance on how to get your work published. Supported by a companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/mcleod) offering relevant journal articles, sample ethical consent forms, links to open access research tools and more, this is an indispensable resource for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee.

First Steps In Research and Statistics

First Steps In Research and Statistics

A Practical Workbook for Psychology Students

  • Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134635494
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
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First Steps in Research and Statistics is a new, very accessible approach to learning about quantitative methods. No previous knowledge or experience is assumed and every stage of the research process is covered. Key topics include: * Formulating your research questions * How to choose the right statistical test for your research design * Important research issues, such as questionnaire design, ethics, sampling, reliability and validity * Conducting simple statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data * Using statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data * Writing up your research report and presenting statistics Simple and helpful worksheets and flow diagrams guide you through the research stages. Each chapter contains exercises with answers to check whether you've understood.

Writing in Psychology

Writing in Psychology

  • Author: Scott A. Miller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317970918
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 188
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This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More comprehensive than similar texts, this book provides detailed coverage of how to write empirical reports, research proposals, and literature reviews, and how to read meta-analyses. Readers will also find invaluable strategies for improving one’s writing including how to adopt an engaging yet accurate style, thorough coverage of grammatical and word use rules that govern writing in general, and the APA (American Psychological Association) rules that govern the expression of that content. Readers will appreciate these helpful learning tools: Describes the most common APA style rules encountered and/or highlights references to the Manual when more detailed knowledge is required. Numerous examples from journal articles that help readers gain a clearer understanding of content they will encounter in writing psychological reports. Chapter exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the points conveyed in each chapter. Examples of the most common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them and best practices for improving one’s writing. Tables that help readers gain a clearer understanding of the new standards in the APA Publications Manual, 6th ed (Appendix A). Errors in APA Style exemplified via an improperly formatted paper and another version noting corrections pertaining to APA style and grammar, to highlight the most common pitfalls encountered by students (Appendix B). Ideal for courses on writing in psychology or as a supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research design or research methods, this book also serves as a resource for anyone looking for guidance on how to write about psychological content.

The Psychologist's Companion

The Psychologist's Companion

A Guide to Writing Scientific Papers for Students and Researchers

  • Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139490354
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: N.A
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The Psychologist's Companion is intended for students as well as young professionals and writers at all stages of their careers seeking inspiration and guidelines for better scientific writing. This book is also a resource for researchers in related fields. It has been comprehensively updated, revised, and extended for its fifth edition and includes the latest style guidelines of the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (sixth edition, 2009) as well as chapters encompassing the entire research process from doing literature research and planning an experiment to writing the paper. It features new chapters on literature research; ethics; and generating, evaluating, and selling ideas. The Psychologist's Companion also provides information on writing book proposals, grant proposals, and lectures.

Evaluationsforschung

Evaluationsforschung

Grundlagen und ausgewählte Forschungsfelder

  • Author: Reinhard Stockmann
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3322922294
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 414
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Evaluation in Deutschland bietet ein sehr vielfältiges und buntes Bild. In vielen Politikfeldern wird aus den verschiedensten Motiven und Gründen und mit den unterschiedlichsten Ansätzen und Methoden evaluiert. Dennoch wird der Erfolg und die Wirksamkeit der weit überwiegenden Mehrzahl von politi schen und sozialen Interventionsprogrammen überhaupt nicht eruiert. Wie derholt hat der Bundesrechnungshof festgestellt, daß in Deutschland nur sel ten Erfolgskontrollen durchgeführt werden, daß in fast allen Ressorts dafür die Voraussetzungen fehlen und daß in den wenigen durchgeführten Evalua tionen oft die vorhandenen methodischen Möglichkeiten zur Ermittlung von Erfolg und Wirksamkeit nicht ausgeschöpft werden. So bunt wie das Bild der Evaluation ist auch die Gilde derer, die Evalua tionen durchführen. Im Unterschied zur USA konnte sich in Deutschland bis her keine sozialwissenschaftliche Evaluationsdisziplin durchsetzen. Die Evaluationsforschung in Deutschland ist fachlich zersplittert. weist nur eine geringe interdisziplinäre Kommunikation und Zusammenarbeit auf und ist noch immer mit dem Makel anwendungsbezogener Auftragsforschung be haftet, deren Wissenschaftlichkeit teilweise bestritten wird. Allerdings lassen sich erste Professionalisierungserfolge erkennen. Im September 1997 wurde die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Evaluation gegründet. die es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat. das Verständnis, die Akzeptanz und die Nutzbarmachung von Evaluation in der Gesellschaft zu fördern, Prinzipien und Qualitätsstandards für Evaluationen zu entwickeln und den interdiszipli nären Austausch zu unterstützen. Auch ist eine vermehrte Zahl von Fachpu blikationen und ein verstärktes Interesse an Aus- und Weiterbildungsange boten zu beobachten.

Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning

Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning

  • Author: Barbera, Elena
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466646527
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 359
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For online learning and other forms of distance learning, time management is vital. As a recognized social asset, time constitutes a consistent and complete new approach to online higher education. Assessment and Evaluation of Time Factors in Online Teaching and Learning combines empirical and methodological research to study the role of time comprehensively from an institutional and management perspective, a technological perspective, and a pedagogical perspective. Focusing on higher education, this book is aimed at educational researchers, social science researchers, teachers, and students interested in improving the learning process and experience.

Effective Writing in Psychology

Effective Writing in Psychology

Papers, Posters,and Presentations

  • Author: Bernard C. Beins,Agatha M. Beins
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111824222X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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The second edition of Effective Writing in Psychology helpsusers produce crisp scientific communication, form conciseunambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear andcomprehensible. The new edition incorporates the latest guidelinescontained within the 6th edition of the APAPublication Manual. Clear guidelines on effective writing illustrate how togenerate strong and compelling prose, even when the writing is notaimed at a research audience Incorporates changes to the guidelines contained in the6th edition of the APA publication manual Includes material on how to adapt APA style for posterpresentations using PowerPoint, and for oral presentations Contains a new section on using the Internet to presentresearch papers and a new chapter on conducting a literaturesearch, to guide students through databases, keywords, sources, andconnections between articles Highlights methods for selecting a research topic andorganizing papers Features a sample manuscript showing common deviations fromcorrect APA style and a version demonstrating appropriate use ofAPA style

The Psychology Research Handbook

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

  • Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761930221
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 516
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Doing Psychology

Doing Psychology

An Introduction to Research Methodology and Statistics

  • Author: Dr S Alexander Haslam,S. Alexander Haslam Craig McGarty,Dr Craig McGarty
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446226872
  • Category:
  • Page: 312
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Doing Psychology ... challenges the reader to become active in the development and understanding of psychological research and to be critical in its application. " "Academics will find the text would easily complement the structure of an introductory course. Overall this book is written clearly and concisely, adopting a conversational tone, and utilizes a structure that students can easily follow without the techniques and concepts being oversimplified. " "Doing Psychology is certainly a text well worth considering in introductory courses, or as a refresher text for those who need to revise key techniques. The text would provide students with a good foundation for advanced design and statistics courses' - "Australian Psychologist " Doing Psychology is a sound text with clear and accurate explanations in areas which it covers' - "South African Journal of Psychology " This textbook provides a clear introduction to the principal research methods and statistical procedures that underpin psychological research. The authors build a carefully integrated understanding of the research process from the ground up, and address the many challenges confronting students of psychology - issues surrounding, among other things, research goals, methodological choices and strategy, multiple approaches to statistical inference and ethical controversies. Using words and diagrams rather than numbers and equations, Doing Psychology offers a highly readable guide to how to design, analyze and evaluate experiments and surveys in psychological research. An Instructor's Manual is available upon request.

Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Research Methods and Statistics

  • Author: R.B. Burns,C.B. Dobson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401172412
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 439
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This book has been written to meet several needs. Firstly there is a need for a book which integrates statistics, research design, ex periments and report writing so that none is learned in a vacuum, as commonly is the case, isolated from the others. The aim is to make the student an active learner encouraged to carry out experiments, so ex periencing and understanding the design problems and statistical analyses in the practical context where he can see exactly what he is doing and why. The aim is that by the end of the book, the student should be able to evaluate the research of others, to define a problem, formulate a hypothesis about it, design and carry out the experiment, apply the correct statistics, discuss the results and implications, and write it all up in a logical and sensible fashion. The principle is that old pedagogic one of learning by doing. Secondly, there is a need for an introductory text on statistics, research design and experimental work for the many students who meet psychology and social science for the first time. The initiate in behavioural science needs to gain a conceptual understanding of statistical procedures and design techniques in order to carry out his own investigations and to understand and evaluate constructively the investigations of others. However, experience has shown us that many students (and even some fellow teachers) are somewhat reluctant to study this area as they believe it is difficult and involves mathematics.

Practitioner Research in Counselling

Practitioner Research in Counselling

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446234556
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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`This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings' - New Therapist This practical, informative and encouraging guide to doing research in counselling and the helping professions generally has been written with practitioners firmly in mind. The book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction which covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and conducting a study, to analyzing data and evaluating findings. In addition, the author provides guidelines for accessing research information and resources. With an emphasis on the acquisition of research skills and their practical application to counselling issues, Practitioner Research in Counselling shows how research can be used in a meaningful way by all practitioners.

Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice

Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice

How to Create a Forensic Specialty in Your Mental Health Practice

  • Author: Eric G. Mart
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470054468
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
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All the tips and tools you need to start, grow, and sustain a successful forensic psychology practice Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice is the first book of its kind aimed at those mental health professionals and recent graduates interested in entering the growing and lucrative field of forensic psychology. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy guide provides you with tools and techniques for starting a thriving forensic psychology practice, or incorporating a forensic specialty into your current practice. This comprehensive resource includes information on: * The difference between clinical and forensic practice * Advantages and disadvantages of forensic practice * Preparing for forensic psychological practice * Planning a forensic psychology business * How to market your practice * What lawyers look for in forensic psychologists as expert witnesses> * Ethics, professional competence, and risk management issues * Performing evaluations * Testifying in court and depositions In addition, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice also features several helpful appendices that include sample evaluations and reports, as well as detailed discussions of child custody evaluation and assessment. Covering everything from advice on how to dress for court to major concerns such as the problems of insanity defenses, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice puts the best solutions and information at your fingertips. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned practitioner, this invaluable resource will help you minimize the uncertainty of establishing your forensic practice while maximizing the rewards.

Methods in Psychological Research

Methods in Psychological Research

  • Author: Annabel Ness Evans,Bryan J. Rooney
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412924855
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 387
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Methods in Psychological Research is pedagogically driven, interactive, and highly applied to engage and motivate students. This brief and basic introduction to research methods in psychology is presented in a relaxed style, at a moderate level of detail, and with a rich mix of pedagogy to engage and motivate students from a variety of backgrounds and academic preparation. The authors focus on applying concepts students are learning, and they emphasize doing research with simple in-text exercises that provide a more interactive feel than found in most methods textbooks. They also provide examples of real psychology research, both from the research literature and, uniquely, from student research projects. This friendly and supportive presentation of the basics conveys to students the excitement and fun of the research enterprise and involves them in `doing' research, not just memorizing another term for an exam.