A guide to the unique writing requirements of psychology. Filled with practical instructions and examples, it includes what the student needs to know about the principles and practice of writing for psychology. Suitable for those pursuing a psychology degree, it lays out helpful tricks to manage time and stay on track during writing assignments.
A Student Guide to Research Reports, Literature Reviews, Proposals, Posters, and Handouts
Author: Ralph L. Rosnow,Mimi Rosnow
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This Seventh Edition of "WRITING PAPERS IN PSYCHOLOGY" provides frameworks, tips, guidelines, and sample illustrations for college students who are writing research reports or literature reviews that are expected to conform to style recommendations in the Fifth Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. It is intended to be more than just an APA style guide, however. It is designed to cultivate organizing, literature retrieval, critical reasoning, and communication skills under deadlines. For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy to use "how-to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing term papers and reports.
Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this second edition of Making Sense in Psychology is an indispensable guide for students in the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays, researchproposals, and lab reports; conducting research; evaluating Internet sources; APA guidelines; avoiding plagiarism; studying for tests and exams; delivering oral presentations; and more.
Studying a degree course in psychology, even if you’ve taken the subject before university, requires a whole range of new skills and knowledge. And the 4th edition of this best-selling guide is an invaluable companion. It can not only help you to get a good final degree, but will also support you in making informed choices towards either a career or further study. Updated to include the latest developments in the field, the new edition provides practical and helpful guidance on everything a psychology student encounters throughout their degree, including: Writing essays and research reports, including how to get your referencing right. Guidelines for researching ethically using humans or animals An overview of research methods and statistics, including qualitative methods Tips on how to approach and pass your exams Advice on becoming a graduate, including preparing your CV and making the most of your degree Featuring advice to help you every step of the way, the book also includes a library of weblinks to provide further resources to support your studies. This is an essential book for any psychology student wishing to make the most of their degree course.
This text is divided into two sections: a core element focusing on basic skills which everyone needs to master in writing essays, and a subject-based section which takes the student to a more advanced level.
Life sciences by Margot Northey,Patrick von Aderkas
Part of the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the otherbooks in the series, this book outlines topics such as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, and documenting sources.
This textbook is designed for non-native speaking students who are taking college courses at English-speaking universities. Covering four general areas, the book takes a refreshing approach to Academic Writing. Set within a clear structure and using easily understandable language, the material is divided into short, manageable sections covering reading, note-taking, summarizing and writing skills.
Discovering Research Methods in Psychology: A Student's Guide presents an accessible introduction to the research methodology techniques that underpin the field of psychology Offers a unique narrative approach to introducing the complexities of psychological research methods to first year students Introduces the reader to the three main types of research methods used in psychology ? observation, experimentation and survey methods Provides clear summaries of 21st-century published studies that reflect diversity and best illustrate issues in research methodology Includes an emphasis on topics of most interest to students, from those with a personal perspective such as romantic relationships, prejudice and career decisions, to clinical topics including eating disorders, heavy drinking and paranoia Features a comprehensive glossary of all research terminology used in the narrative
a student guide to conducting psychological research
Author: Dana S. Dunn
Publisher: Blackwell Pub
In this book, Dana S. Dunn provides students with a concise, engaging, and practical introduction to research methods and the process of conducting research. New Doing Research decision trees open each chapter and guide students through the active learning exercises that inform the research process Research Foundations boxes explore common issues encountered by researchers and use examples to bring research to life Practical tools and tips for doing research appear throughout such as writing an experimental script, operationalizing independent and dependent variables, and creating manipulation checks, among many others Over 40 Active Learning Exercises help students build practical skills such as creating a project time line, developing a peer research contract, using a random numbers table, and reporting results in poster or paper form, among many others Generating Research Ideas section provides easy to follow guidelines for developing ideas by using freewriting, keeping a research notebook, or brainstorming research ideas alone or as a research team Critical thinking is emphasized when searching, reading, and writing about psychological literature Updated chapter on Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Research includes a solid foundation and practical exercises (e.g., completing a form for an ethics review (IRB), helping students to write an informed consent form, crafting a scientifically and ethically sound debriefing script) Updated references and research practices includes the latest APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Expanded advice on presenting research at student conferences and submitting project results to student journals New annotated student paper in Appendix A
Psychology by Jill M. Scott,Gregory M. Scott,Stephen M. Garrison
An essential guide for all writers on the discipline of psychology, this clear-cut, hands-on book shows how to research and write in psychology as well as improve one's overall writing ability. Provides users with a comprehensive reference source on how to research and write papers—including how to conduct research in psychology, how to find information on topics related to psychology, and how to incorporate citations, and presents a thorough review of writing basics and formatting instructions. Comes in three parts—Part I: "A Handbook of Style for Psychology" details writing as communication, writing competently, formats in APA style, and citing sources in APA style; Part II: "Conducting Research in Psychology" explains how to organize the research process, library research, the Internet and distance learning; Part III: "Writing Assignments" offers a critical examination of psychological literature, and explores traditional research papers, experimental research proposals and papers, ethics papers, and genograms. Includes new writing exercises that deal with the special challenges of distance learning, extrasensory perception, and more. For psychologists and those writing about the field.
Self-Help by Mark L. Mitchell,Janina M. Jolley,Robert P. O'Shea
Author: Mark L. Mitchell,Janina M. Jolley,Robert P. O'Shea
Publisher: Cengage Learning
WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY, Fourth Edition offers concise assistance for students writing their research analyses using APA style. By providing concrete examples of common errors, the authors show rather than merely tell students what to do and what to avoid. This manual will help students adhere to the basics of APA style; refine critical thinking skills, library search skills, revising skills, editing skills, and proofing skills; and avoid plagiarism. Checklists precede a summary at the end of every chapter, giving students the chance to make sure they have been thorough in their reports. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Research Methods for Social Psychology teaches students to think like an experimental social psychologist. Striking a balance between theoretical sophistication and hands-on activities and exercises, this engaging text offers a friendly approach to methodology and a successful means of motivating students to design and execute their own social psychological research. Active learning activities on social psychology in each chapter, as well as thought exercises at the end of each chapter Guidance on developing social psychology research topics, advice on ethics reviews of research projects, instructions on how to design independent and dependent variables, and assistance with performing a post-experimental interviews with participants A stand alone chapter on basic data analysis, in addition to directions for putting statistical results into words Guidance on writing APA-style summaries of social psychology experiments, as well as giving oral and poster presentations; includes a sample annotated APA-style lab report Instructor test bank with questions and answers for each chapter available at www.wiley.com/go/dunn
Medical by Keeling, June,Chapman, Hazel M,Williams, Julie
Good writing skills are essential for all students, but many students struggle to master good writing skills until later in their course. This book will help students doing health and social care subjects to better understand what good writing looks like, and how to do it themselves. The book shows students how to: *Plan pieces of writing *Execute good writing basics *Edit and refine their work *Write to a brief This essential guide includes multiple examples of good and bad writing to help students unpick the nuts and bolts of writing and writing skills. Taking an accessible approach, the authors include quotes and stories from real life students to help embolden students to tackle their writing fears - and become confident writers.