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Writing Your Psychology Research Paper

Writing Your Psychology Research Paper

  • Author: Scott A. Baldwin
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • ISBN: 9781433827075
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 126
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This primer for undergraduates explains how to write a clear, compelling, well-organized research paper, with tips and illustrated examples for each step of the process.

Designing and Proposing Your Research Project

Designing and Proposing Your Research Project

  • Author: Jennifer Brown Urban,Brad Van Eeden-Moorefield
  • Publisher: Concise Guides to Conducting B
  • ISBN: 9781433827082
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 139
  • View: 7310
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This practical, accessible guide walks you through the process of designing your own study and writing your research proposal.

Managing Your Research Data and Documentation

Managing Your Research Data and Documentation

  • Author: Kathy R. Berenson
  • Publisher: Concise Guides to Conducting B
  • ISBN: 9781433827099
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 107
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This book presents a straightforward approach to managing and documenting one's data so that other researchers can replicate the study.

Getting Grounded in Social Psychology

Getting Grounded in Social Psychology

The Essential Literature for Beginning Researchers

  • Author: Todd D. Nelson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1351694669
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 386
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This volume provides a fast and efficient way for undergraduate and graduate students to gain a solid understanding of the social psychology literature. Each chapter reviews a major subsection of research in the field, written by a leading social psychology researcher in that area. Coverage includes all the major empirical, theoretical and methodological developments in its subfield of social psychology. Beginning social psychologists, as well as those who may have emerged from their formal training with a less-than-solid grounding in the research literature, will find this volume invaluable. It is the book all social psychologists wished they had access to when they were getting grounded in the research literature!

Making Research Matter

Making Research Matter

A Psychologist's Guide to Public Engagement

  • Author: Linda R. Tropp
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • ISBN: 9781433828249
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 219
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This volume shows researchers how to bring their scholarship to a broader audience. Contributors explain how to talk to the media, testify as an expert witness, approach governmental organizations, work with schools and students, and influence public policy.

Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

  • Author: Fran H. Norris
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1593853106
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 326
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The editors have done a marvelous job of creating an instructive and well-written book that is a must read for anyone who conducts disaster-related mental health research or who is involved in recovery planning and public health practice. For students, professionals, researchers, and policymakers, the book provides a solid foundation in research methods and includes wonderful explanations. I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a standard text for disaster research. It supplies the framework for good data collection, and good data are what support sound policy decisions."--CDR Dori B. Reissman, MD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This authoritative book will be of interest to anyone involved in studying the mental health consequences of large-scale traumatic events or in measuring the effectiveness of postdisaster interventions. The book considers disasters from different perspectives and translates their chaotic aftermath into feasible research ideas and approaches. Contributing authors, all experienced researchers and practitioners, present a wide range of methods and strategies used in epidemiology, program evaluation, and public mental health planning in the aftermath of natural or technological disasters and terrorism. Descriptions of exemplary studies bring to life the associated logistical and scientific challenges and show how these challenges can be addressed using high-quality research designs.

Writing Literature Reviews

Writing Literature Reviews

A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Jose L. Galvan,Melisa C. Galvan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351858920
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 308
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This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. ? New to the seventh edition: ? Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices

Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices

Behavioral Health and Addictions

  • Author: Thomas P. Hogan,Lauren A. Maggio
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190621931
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
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Everyone, it seems, is talking and arguing about Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Those therapies and assessments designated as EBP increasingly determine what is taught, researched, and reimbursed in health care. But exactly what is it, and how do you do it? The second edition of Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practices is the concise, practitioner-friendly guide to applying EBPs in mental health. Step-by-step it explains how to conduct the entire EBP process-asking the right questions, accessing the best available research, appraising the research, translating that research into practice, integrating that research with clinician expertise and patient characteristics, evaluating the entire enterprise, attending to the ethical considerations, and when done, moving the EBP process forward by teaching and disseminating it. This book will help you: . Formulate useful questions that research can address . Search the research literature efficiently for best practices . Make sense out of the research morass, sifting wheat from chaff . Incorporate patient values and diversity into the selection of EBP . Blend clinician expertise with the research evidence . Translate empirical research into practice . Ensure that your clients receive effective, research-supported services . Infuse the EBP process into your organizational setting and training methods . Identify and integrate ethics in the context of EBP Coauthored by a distinguished quartet of clinicians, researchers, and a health care librarian, the Clinician's Guide has become the classic for graduate students and busy professionals mastering EBP. "

Successful Academic Writing

Successful Academic Writing

A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists

  • Author: Anneliese A. Singh,Lauren Lukkarila
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462529429
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 260
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Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Conducting Research in Psychology

Conducting Research in Psychology

Measuring the Weight of Smoke

  • Author: Brett W. Pelham,Hart Blanton
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1544333331
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 624
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Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke provides students an engaging introduction to psychological research by employing humor, stories, and hands-on activities. Through its methodology exercises, learners are encouraged to use their intuition to understand research methods and apply basic research principles to novel problems. Authors Brett W. Pelham and Hart Blanton integrate cutting-edge topics, including implicit biases, measurement controversies, online data collection, and new tools for determining the replicability of a set of research findings. The Fifth Edition broadens its coverage of methodologies to reflect the types of research now conducted by psychologists.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Cognitive Theory, Research, and Therapy

  • Author: Neil A. Rector,Neal Stolar,Paul Grant
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1609182383
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 418
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From Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, this is the definitive work on the cognitive model of schizophrenia and its treatment. The volume integrates cognitive-behavioral and biological knowledge into a comprehensive conceptual framework. It examines the origins, development, and maintenance of key symptom areas: delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, and formal thought disorder. Treatment chapters then offer concrete guidance for addressing each type of symptom, complete with case examples and session outlines. Anyone who treats or studies serious mental illness will find a new level of understanding together with theoretically and empirically grounded clinical techniques.

Clinician's Thesaurus

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guidebook for Writing Psychological Reports

  • Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 9781572305694
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 385
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A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

A Comprehensive Guide to Child Custody Evaluations: Mental Health and Legal Perspectives

A Comprehensive Guide to Child Custody Evaluations: Mental Health and Legal Perspectives

  • Author: Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 038771894X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 702
  • View: 8527
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Whether assessing general family functioning or specific areas of conflict, professionals preparing child custody evaluations require sound knowledge of three interrelated fields: up-to-date legal issues, psychological findings, and forensic procedures. This book covers these three essential areas to walk readers through the evaluation process clearly and concisely. It further provides a unique combination of legal guidelines with social science research.

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • Author: Bart L. Weathington,Christopher J. L. Cunningham,David J. Pittenger
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119470072
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 672
  • View: 8064
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A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings This text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results. Recognized leaders in the field—authors Bart Weathington, Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger—present: Introductions to multiple research designs—including single-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, and experimental designs—accompanied by examples Bibliographic research and methods for appropriate sampling Identifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and valid approaches to measurement The issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactor studies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methods How to summarize research in writing that conforms to the editorial guidelines of the American Psychological Association A comprehensive review of research methods and the statistical concepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studying behavior and social phenomena.

Conducting School-based Functional Behavioral Assessments

Conducting School-based Functional Behavioral Assessments

A Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: Mark W. Steege,T. Steuart Watson
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606230271
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 270
  • View: 6110
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Effective procedures are presented for evaluating challenging behavior in K-12 students, organizing assessment data, and using the results to craft individualized behavior support plans. --from publisher description

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

  • Author: Jay C. Thomas,Michel Hersen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136831193
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 514
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Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Second Edition is designed and written for graduate students aspiring to careers in practice and presents research as an indispensable tool for practice.

Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Consensus and Controversy

  • Author: Jennifer L. Skeem,Kevin S. Douglas,Scott O. Lilienfeld
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606233912
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 418
  • View: 2360
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This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context. The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate between supported and unsupported psychological techniques--and steer clear of those that may be misleading or legally inadmissible. Leading contributors focus on controversial issues surrounding recovered memories, projective techniques, lie detection, child witnesses, offender rehabilitation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, and more. With a focus on real-world legal situations, the book offers guidelines for presenting scientific evidence accurately and effectively in courtroom testimony and written reports.

How to Prepare a Research Proposal

How to Prepare a Research Proposal

Guidelines for Funding and Dissertations in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: David R. Krathwohl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Proposal writing in the social sciences
  • Page: 302
  • View: 408
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The public assumes the researcher spends the day dreaming up and trying out creative ideas. In reality, proposal development is an invisible but critical barrier over which even a good researcher may tumble. This book is intended to lower that barrier. It should increase first-trial recognition of good ideas and ensure that rejections do not result because a proposal poorly represented either the ideas, the investigator, or both.

Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents

Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents

A Guide to Qualitative Methods

  • Author: Michelle O'Reilly,Nicola Parker
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473908469
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 296
  • View: 8383
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Researching child and adolescent mental health can be a daunting task, but with the right practical skills and knowledge your students can transform the way they work with children and young people, giving them a ‘voice’ through their research in the wider community. Michelle O'Reilly and Nikki Parker combine their clinical, academic and research expertise to take your students step-by-step through each stage of the research process. From first inception to data collection and dissemination, they’ll guide them through the key issues faced when undertaking their research, highlighting the dilemmas, challenges and debates, and exploring the important questions asked when doing research with this population. Providing practical advice and strategies for dealing with the reality of conducting research in practice, this book will; - Provide your students with an overview of the theories that underpin methodological choice and the value of using qualitative research. - Guide them through the planning stage of your project, clearly outlining important ethical and legal issues. - Take them though the most popular qualitative data collection techniques and support them with their analysis. - Help them write up their findings and demonstrate how research evidence translates into effective clinical practice. Supported by helpful hints and tips, case examples and definitions of keys terms, this highly practical and accessible guide throws a lifebelt to any students or mental health practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.

Activities for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

Activities for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

A Guide for Psychology Instructors

  • Author: Jeffrey R. Stowell,William E. Addison
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • ISBN: 9781433827143
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 133
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This book offers original, classroom-tested activities to teach high school and undergraduate students essential concepts in research methods and statistics.