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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.


On reading this chapter you should:

  • understand what the reference section of your project entails;
  • be aware of the seven main types of references;
  • be able to cite references in your text correctly and accurately;
  • be able to use quotations in your project; and
  • understand the importance of a complete reference section.

Section 24.1 deals with the reference section, which appears in the back matter of your project. The importance of an accurate and complete reference section is explained. There are seven main types of references which are described: a journal article, a book, a conference presentation, a technical report, a secondary reference, a web-based reference, and software and apparatus, using examples throughout. Section 24.2 goes on to deal with citing references in the body or text of your project. ...

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