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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.

Final Write-Up
Final write-up

On reading this chapter you should:

  • know how to format your project;
  • know what to include in the body of your project, and the front and back matter; and
  • understand the importance of leaving enough time to edit and review your project properly.

Section 25.1 describes the general format of your project, which is something that students often neglect, and hence lose precious marks. The general layout and format of your project should follow the same issues of precision as your writing. Section 25.2 details the components of the front matter of your project, which comprises the front cover, title page, declaration, acknowledgement, abstract and table of contents. Section 25.3 reiterates the body of your project, which consists of the introduction, methodology, results and discussion. Section ...

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