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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.
Chapter 2: Ethics for Research in Psychology
The long-standing quantitative approach to inquiry emphasises precise measuring of variables and testing hypotheses that are usually linked to general casual explanations. Quantitative researchers are usually concerned about issues of design, measurement and sampling, because their deductive approach emphasises detailed planning prior to data collection and analysis.
Quantitative methods of inquiry have a long tradition. Chapter 11, Quantitative Methods of Inquiry, outlines some of the most significant characteristics of the method. Over the years, numerous models have been developed to portray the steps involved in quantitative research. Models are very useful for the undergraduate psychology student to help prevent feelings of being lost amidst the research process. Such models should be viewed as being flexible as opposed to cast ...