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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology provides students with a wide range of research and study skills necessary to achieving a successful classification on a psychology degrees course. Its aim is to replace the stress and fear experienced when encountering essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthuasiasm 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 practice on their own. A glossary of key terms is also provided.

This is a major resource for students taking modules in Study and Research Skills in Psychology and an essential guide for all other students studying in psychology programs.

Presenting Your Research
Presenting your research
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One of the transferable skills that you will develop during the course of your undergraduate degree is the ability to present information in a variety of ways. In earlier chapters I have discussed how to present your essays and reports but you may also be asked to present a poster, work in a group, and present the team's findings, or be encouraged to present your FYP at a student conference. You may even be encouraged to write up your FYP for potential publication in an academic journal. This chapter will give you some pointers in those directions. By the end of this chapter, therefore, you should know how to:

  • present your work in a poster
  • present group work
  • present at a conference
  • prepare a ...
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