- Subject index
"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.
Chapter 4: A Connected and Convincing Argument
A Connected and Convincing Argument
On reading this chapter you should:
- understand the importance of a flowing project with a logical and convincing argument;
- understand the basic rules of precise and concise writing;
- be able to use the tips for scientific writing; and
- be aware of the implicit assumptions between you and the reader of your project.
Although it is expected that as a final-year psychology student, you will have mastered the intricacies of research design and methodology it is not as likely that you will have mastered the appropriate style for writing your research project. Section 4.1 describes the importance of your project delivering a connected and convincing argument with an inherent logical structure, in order to produce a seamless piece of work. Section 4.2 ...