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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 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:

y is a thoroughly revised and expanded co-edition of the highly regarded , 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 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.

 

 
Understanding and Evaluating Statements
 
Understanding and Evaluating Arguments
 
Explanation
 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 6


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Philip Bell

Phillip Staines

Dr Phillip Staines’ current research interests include representation, meaning and reasoning; models of dialogue; applied logic; some topics in the philosophy of psychology; and the foundations of computing. More About Author

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