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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.

Quantitative Methods of Inquiry
Quantitative methods of inquiry
Objectives

On reading this chapter you should:

  • be aware of the characteristics of the popular quantitative methods of inquiry;
  • be able to use the model of the quantitative research process as an organisational tool for carrying out your project;
  • understand the logic of experimental design;
  • be aware of the different types of experimental designs;
  • understand when it is appropriate to utilise a quasi-experimental design;
  • understand when it is appropriate to use non-experimental designs;
  • understand the critical role played by precise operational definitions for your research variables; and
  • understand the important issues regarding how you measure your data.
Overview

Chapter 11 deals with quantitative methods of inquiry, including both experimental and non-experimental designs. Section 11.1 details some of the most pertinent characteristics of quantitative methods of inquiry. Section 11.2 introduces ...

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