Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology offers an engaging journey through the process of conducting research in psychology. Using an innovative team-based approach, this hands-on guide will assist undergraduates with their research—in their courses and in collaboration with faculty or graduate student mentors. The focus on this team-based approach reflects the collaborative nature of research methods and experimental psychology. Students learn how to work as a team, generate creative research ideas, design and pilot studies, recruit participants, collect and analyze data, write up results in APA style, and prepare and give formal research presentations. Students also learn practical ways in which they can promote their research skills as they apply to jobs or graduate school. A unique feature to this book is the ability to read chapters of the text either sequentially or separately, which allows the instructor or research mentor the flexibility to assign those chapters most relevant to the current state of the research project.

The New you
The new you
Seven Lessons (Plus or Minus Two)
  • You have changed as a result of conducting team-based research. Engaging in accurate self-assessment is critical, but it is also notoriously difficult. Initiate candid discussions with your mentors and peers to identify your strengths and areas of weakness.
  • The top-rated skills sought by employers are ones you are likely to have gained through collaborative research: teamwork, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and communication.
  • Information gathering and networking are important parts of the job search process. Set up informational interviews with people who work in careers that are of interest to you.
  • When you apply for a job, meticulously edit your résumé and your cover letter, paying close attention to detail.
  • When you apply to graduate ...
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