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Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology

Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology
A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

First Edition

March 2001 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded Reasoning and Argument in Psychology, originally published by UNSW Press, Australia. It represents a comprehensive textbook for all undergraduates in psychology who need to undertake empirical research, taking them step-by-step through the process. In particular, it offers the a range of study skills enabling the student to understand the complex processes involved with psychological research, not really covered in other texts. Coverage includes:

· A guide to evaluating statements, arguments and a range of different psychological explanations

· Chapters on the interpretation and evaluation of data and evidence, understanding weaknesses in psychological argument, and measurement and numerical reasoning

· Chapters on doing a literature review, writing up essays and projects, and reporting observational studies.

This is a practical textbook. Textboxes are included to help students comprehend jargon, key research terms and likely problem areas in psychological research.At the end of each chapter, summaries, questions and exercises are included - all designed to give students extra clarification of issues and to help with their overall understanding. Plenty of new examples have been added from the previous edition and exercises are more clearly focused.

Understanding and Evaluating Statements
Understanding and Evaluating Arguments
Definition and Clarification of Terms
Interpreting Psychological Evidence
Some Common Weaknesses in Psychological Argument
Levels of Explanation
Measurement and Numerical Reasoning
Researching Psychological Projects
Writing Psychological Essays
Reporting Observational Studies

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