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"This guide will serve well as a handbook for undergraduate psychology students working on senior projects or theses. Clear, concise, and well organized, the book instructs the student from the beginning of the project to the final draft and offers advice both specific and general."—J. Bailey, CHOICEAnxious about your final year Psychology Project? Having trouble getting started? Your Psychology Project: The Essential Guide for Success clearly maps out all the requirements of a project in psychology. Acting as a definitive survival manual it guides students through every aspect of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It will help students think through the whole research process by bridging the relationship between the research question, the design, and the use of statistical and qualitative analyses. By using clear practical examples this book provides an invaluable insight into applying theory to practice and will equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilty to carry out and write up their thesis project. Written in a clear and engaging manner Your Psychology Project: The Essential Guide for Success should be essential reading for all students undertaking a psychology research project.
Unit 1: Setting Yourself up for Success
Generally, students of psychology are required to undertake a project in the final year of their degree. This is often a daunting task, using existing knowledge gained throughout the degree usually with minimal supervision. Therefore the successful completion of the psychology project is often the most challenging academic requirement a student will face during their undergraduate degree. The process involves creativity and innovation, critical thinking, persistence, discipline, independence, and also feelings of uneasiness and insecurity. The good news is that it is possible to approach your final year psychology project with an attitude of confidence, and positive, forward thinking as opposed to anxiety and apprehension.
It is comforting to learn that those students who are most successful ...