- Subject index
"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 13: Designing and Conducting an Experimental Research Project
Designing and Conducting an Experimental Research Project
On reading this chapter you should:
- be fully cognisant of the central role played by designing and planning your study;
- be able to make important design decisions in order to ensure that your project is both internally and externally valid;
- be aware and understand the sequence of decisions involved in the design and planning of your study; and
- You should understand the important issues regarding how you measure your data.
Chapter 13 deals with the second stage of the model of the quantitative research process: the designing, planning and the specific methodology employed to answer your research question. In Section 13.1 the important role of the research question is again demonstrated – as no single experimental design ...