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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.

Writing up Your Quantitative Discussion Section
Writing up your quantitative discussion section
Objectives

On reading this chapter you should:

  • understand what the discussion contains; and
  • understand the importance of making good on the claims that you made in the introduction section.
Overview

Having analysed your data, this chapter illustrates how in the discussion, you continue to make sense of your data by interpreting the results specifically in terms of the research question, and also in broader terms, in how this answer contributes to knowledge in the field of psychology. Therefore emphasising the dual nature of psychological science discussed in Chapter 1. Section 16.7 deals with what the discussion section exemplifies how the discussion should be structured and written for a quantitative project.

Examples will illustrate how findings are put into a context ...

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