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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.

Ethics for Research in Psychology
Ethics for research in psychology
Objectives

On reading this chapter you should:

  • be aware of the major functions of ethics codes, and why they play such a crucial role in psychological research;
  • be familiar with the four common overarching principles, which the major standards are based around;
  • understand the interdependence of ethics and the research process;
  • be able to make the necessary ethical decisions involved in the planning of your research project, in the status and welfare of your participants, and in the interpretation of your data; and
  • also be aware of the noteworthy issues involved in ethics for qualitative research.
Overview

Chapter 2 deals with the crucial issue of ethical consideration for research in psychology, and more specifically for you, the undergraduate psychology student, about to embark on ...

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