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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.

Title and Abstract
Title and abstract

On reading this chapter you should:

  • understand the important roles played by the title and abstract of your psychology project;
  • be aware of the different types of titles, and understand the differences between them, and when each should be used;
  • be able to develop a good title for you project based on the guidelines presented; and
  • be able to write a good abstract following the guidelines given, and be fully aware of exactly what goes into the abstract.

Section 23.1 deals with the importance of the title and abstract for your research project. The title and abstract provide a précis of your study: the title describes your study while the abstract summarises it. Section 23.2 portrays the title as the medium for expressing the essential ...

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