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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 Qualitative Methodology
Writing up your qualitative methodology

On reading this chapter you should:

  • understand the importance of concise and precise detail for writing up your qualitative methodology;
  • be aware of the various subsections that make up the method section; and
  • be able to write up your methodology subsections with enough detail for transparency of your work.

Section 21.1 deals with writing up your methodology section of your project. The division of the method into the six possible subsections (theoretical background, setting, participants, measures and apparatus, procedure, and analytical strategy) is dealt with in the following sections using some examples from the literature. Section 21.2 describes the theoretical background for your study subsection and deals with the philosophical correlates of your research paradigm (e.g. grounded theory). Section 21.3 ...

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