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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 4: A Connected and Convincing Argument
Although this section deals with the write-up of your undergraduate psychology project, it is important to realise that this should not be viewed as a distinct and separate phase of the research process. It is important that you start to write early in the research process and continue to write throughout the process. In this way you can steadily build up a body of work, so that you do not have to rush the write-up of your project into the final two weeks before your project is due for submission.
If you have not intentionally been writing from the beginning, do not worry. You have probably been writing without realising it. For example, you have written a research proposal including a ...