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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 Findings/Discussion
Writing up your qualitative findings/discussion
Objectives

On reading this chapter you should:

  • understand what the qualitative results/discussion contains; and
  • understand the importance of using quotes to illustrate your meaning making and interpretation.
Overview

The results/discussion holds much weight regarding the quality of your project, and therefore warrants as much consideration as the introduction and other sections. Section 22.1 deals with the qualitative findings/discussion, and explains how this section can vary depending on the type of analysis you carried out. Qualitative data analysis involves detailed scrutiny of a set of texts and the generation of themes or categories which help describe, understand and explain the data. This chapter deals with writing up the analysis for a grounded theory approach. Section 22.2 deals with the format of the ...

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