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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.

Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

  • Author: Sieglinde McGee
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1848600216
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 210
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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.

Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology

Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Michael A Forrester
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 184787911X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 262
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Providing a complete introduction to qualitative methods in psychology, this textbook is ideal reading for anyone doing a research methods course in psychology that includes qualitative approaches or someone planning a practical project using qualitative methods. Not just another research methods book, Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology is more a 'how to do it' manual, linked with a specifically designed set of digitised video recordings, transcripts and online resources to make learning about qualitative methods as easy as possible. The primary resources are a set of online, publically available video-recorded interviews produced by the editor and contributors to support student learning. The text offers useful descriptions of how and why research questions are formulated and explains the importance of selecting appropriate methods for research investigations. Using examples from the specially produced data set, it describes four specific qualitative methods, outlining - in its very clear 'how to proceed' style - how each of these methods can form the basis of a qualitative methods laboratory class, practical or field study. As well as covering key topics such as ethics, literature reviews and interviewing, the book also describes precisely how research reports using qualitative methods are written up, in line with the appropriate conventions within psychology. Companion website resources can be found here.

Research Methods in Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information, Second Edition

  • Author: Beth Moring
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393936937
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 604
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This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.

Methods in Psychological Research

Methods in Psychological Research

  • Author: Annabel Ness Evans,Bryan J. Rooney
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 148332334X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 440
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This interactive and highly applied text engages students with a rich mix of pedagogy (including unique FAQs and FYIs), a casual reader-friendly writing style, and examples of real psychological research from both research literature and student research projects. In this updated third edition of Methods in Psychological Research, authors Annabel Ness Evans and Bryan J. Rooney focus on applying concepts and doing research with simple in-text exercises. Friendly and supportive in tone, this unique presentation of the basics conveys to students the excitement and fun of the research enterprise.

Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project

Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project

  • Author: Cath Sullivan,Stephen Gibson,Sarah C.E. Riley
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446291324
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 232
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'Thanks to this new book, psychology students now have a trustworthy and practical guide that takes them through all stages of qualitative research with rich examples and different paradigmatic perspectives.' Svend Brinkmann, Aalborg University, Denmark 'A well thought-out, accessible and engaging guide to conducting qualitative research projects. This is a must-read for any student beginning the qualitative journey.' Abigail Locke, University of Huddersfield, UK This book is for students who are embarking on a qualitative research project in psychology or a related discipline. While focusing mainly on undergraduate dissertations, this book will also be useful for postgraduate students. It takes you through planning a qualitative project, stage by stage, addressing key issues and concerns along the way. The focus throughout is on how to make your project excellent! Packed full of examples from student projects to help you to put theory into practice, the book guides you through: • designing your research • ethical considerations • collecting your data • analysing your data • writing your report or dissertation. In addition, the book will help you with time management and working with your supervisor, as well as providing guidance on how you can use your project as the basis for publication or further study.

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.

Realism and Psychology

Realism and Psychology

Collected Essays

  • Author: Nigel Mackay,Agnes Petocz
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004188878
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 911
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This volume is a collection of new, published and revised essays, providing a distinctive, thoroughgoing, realist approach to contemporary psychological theories, concepts, methods, and applications. The essays also offer critical analyses of antirealist trends both in and outside of mainstream psychology.

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 Publications
  • ISBN: 1483322602
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 536
  • View: 3685
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado

How to Design and Report Experiments

How to Design and Report Experiments

  • Author: Andy Field,Graham Hole
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847872980
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 730
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How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

An Introduction for Students and Practitioners

  • Author: Chris Barker,Nancy Pistrang,Robert Elliott
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118773209
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 304
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"Offers a comprehensive introduction to the various methods, approaches, and strategies for conducting research in the clinical psychology field"--

Using Biographical Methods in Social Research

Using Biographical Methods in Social Research

  • Author: Barbara Merrill,Linden West
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 141292958X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Using Biographical Methods in Social Research provides an informative, comprehensive, accessible and practical guide to the nature and use of biographical methods, combining a consideration of theoretical issues with practical guidance as well as reflections on the personal experience of doing research. Barbara Merrill and Linden West consider important questions about who and what research is for and what makes it valid, alongside the practical business of interviewing, transcribing, analyzing and writing up of biographical data. The authors draw on their sociological and psychological orientations to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and provide numerous examples of biographical research across the social sciences. This book will equip students with all the skills necessary to undertake biographical research as well as to fully understand what they are doing and the assumptions they make about the nature of truth, knowledge, story telling and being human. It will be useful for students and researchers using biographical methods in a range of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, social psychology, health care and education.

The Psychologist's Companion

The Psychologist's Companion

A Guide to Professional Success for Students, Teachers, and Researchers

  • Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Karin Sternberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316712559
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: N.A
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The Psychologist's Companion, 6th edition is written for students, young professionals, and even mid-career scholars. It is the most comprehensive guide available to both written and oral communication processes for academic psychologists. It covers the topics necessary for career success, including planning papers, writing papers, presenting data, evaluating one's papers, writing grant proposals, giving talks, finding a book publisher, doing job interviews, and doing media interviews. Because the book is in its sixth edition, it is market tested for success in reaching and engaging its readers. Two special (new) pedagogical features are 'Experience is the best teacher', which draws on the authors' personal experiences to help make the book more personalized and exciting to readers, and 'What's wrong here', which gives readers an opportunity for active learning while they read the book. The authors have written the book in a personable and often humorous style that will keep readers engaged.

Doing Real Research

Doing Real Research

A Practical Guide to Social Research

  • Author: Eric Jensen,Charles Laurie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473944287
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 400
  • View: 3991
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Challenging the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching and opting instead for a real world approach to social research this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers alike. Theoretically robust and with an exhaustive coverage of key methodologies and methods the title establishes the cornerstones of social research. Examples reflect research conducted inside and outside formal university settings and range from the extremes of war torn countries to the complexities of school classrooms. Supported by a wealth of learning features and tools the textbook and website include: · Video top tips · Podcasts · Full text journal articles · Interviews with researchers conducting field research · Links to external websites and blogs · Student exercises · Real world case studies

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
  • View: 1006
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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.

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761955061
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 237
  • View: 532
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`A new book by John McLeod is always a treat and, like good qualitative research, takes the reader by surprise, and shows him or her something new. The revelation to me in this book is its focus on philosophy (rather than psychology) and on John's insistence that qualitative research is rooted in a mixture of phenomenology and hermeneutics. Those of us engaged in qualitative research are challenged to underpin our work with a deeper awareness of relevant philosophy with Chapters 2, 3 and 4 offering a good starting point. This book might not be seen then as being for the novice researcher who, in any case, would be best advised to start with one of John's earlier books: Doing Counselling Research (SAGE,1994) or Practitioner Research in Counselling (SAGE,1999). However, many parts of this book are essential reading for those beginning qualitative research. The first half of Chapter 9, for example, `How to Do Qualitative Research?' is rich material, as is Chapter 6, which explores grounded theory, referred to by John as the 2market leader2 in qualitative research. Chapter 10 takes a critical stance on randomized controlled trials before arguing the case for using qualitative outcomes measures: "Qualitative interviews appear to be, at present, the most sensitive method for the evaluation of the harmful effects of therapy and also for recording its greatest successes. The standardized self-report methods used in randomized trials appear both to inhibit criticism of therapists and reporting of deterioration and also give little scope for clients to describe the hugely positive transformational experiences that can sometimes take place in counselling". `This book deeply addresses what it means to do qualitative research into counselling and psychotherapy with plenty for the novice researcher and even more for those already deeply immersed in qualitative research' - William West, Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Qualitative methods are particularly suited to answering the kinds of questions that counsellors and psychotherapists need to ask about their practice. Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy has therefore been written to help researchers find their way through the range of methodologies and techniques available to them. Leading expert, and bestselling author John McLeod takes the reader through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity. For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, this it is certain to be widely recommended on courses in counselling and counselling psychology and will also be of interest to those who provide counselling in other professional areas such as nursing and social work.

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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Designing and Proposing Your Research Project

Designing and Proposing Your Research Project

  • Author: Jennifer Brown Urban
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781433827426
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 147
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This practical, accessible guide walks you through the process of designing your own study and writing your research proposal.

Key Concepts in Social Research

Key Concepts in Social Research

  • Author: Geoff Payne,Judy Payne
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446233898
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 2002
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`This clearly written and user-friendly book is ideal for students or researchers who wish to get a basic, but solid grasp of a topic and see how it fits with other topics. By following the links a student can easily and efficiently build up a clear conceptual map of social research' - Malcolm Williams, Reader in Sociology, Cardiff University `This is a really useful book, written in an accessible manner for students beginning their study of social research methods. It is helpful both as an introductory text and as a reference guide for more advanced students. Most of the key topics in methods and methodology are covered and it will be suitable as a recommended text on a wide variety of courses' - Clive Seale, Brunel University At last, an authoritative, crystal-clear introduction to research methods which really takes account of the needs of students for accessible, focused information to help with undergraduate essays and exams. The key concepts discussed here are based on a review of teaching syllabi and the authors' experience of many years of teaching. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues. They include several new topics, like internet and phone polling, internet searches, and visual methods. Each section is free-standing, can be tackled in order, but with links to other sections to enable students to cross-reference and build up a wider understanding of central research methods. To facilitate comprehension and aid study, each section begins with a definition. It is followed by a summary of key points with key words and guides to further reading and up-to-date examples. The book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. The book answers the needs of all those who find research methods daunting, and for those who have dreamt of an ideal introduction to the subject.