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Successful Research Projects

Successful Research Projects
A Step-by-Step Guide

The essential guide to developing, performing, analyzing, and reporting your research

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Psychology | Research Methods

January 2013 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Successful Research Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide is a concise and accessible text that guides students through each component of the research process. Using a step-by-step active learning approach, acclaimed professor and researcher Dr. Bernard C. Beins discusses each of the key actions required for students to confidently develop, perform, analyze, and report the results of their research in a thorough, accurate, and methodologically sound manner. Throughout the text, they will discover not only how to complete each step, but how the steps at any point relate to other aspects of their research and writing.
Chapter 1: Developing Your Research Idea
Chapter 2: Expanding Your Knowledge
Chapter 3: Acting Ethically in Your Research
Chapter 4: Adapting and Developing Your Methodology
Chapter 5: Your Results
Chapter 6: Drawing Conclusions
Chapter 7: Writing a Research Report in APA Style
Appendix A: Creating a Poster Presentation
Appendix B: Using SPSS for Data Analysis

Writing in a clear, easy-to-understand style, Beins leads the reader through each step of the research process.


Excellent resource, suitable in supporting students undertaking research projects.

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
May 4, 2015

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Chapter 1

Bernard C. Beins

Bernard C. Beins is Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College. He is a past recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Psychological Foundation. He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 2 (Teaching of Psychology), 3 (Experimental Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology), the Association for Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association.He has served as president and as secretary of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. In addition, he was Director of Precollege and Undergraduate Education at APA and has been a member of APA’s Board of Educational Affairs and Council of... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452203935