How to Write Psychology Research Reports and Essays eBook (8e) : 9781488618444

How to Write Psychology Research Reports and Essays eBook (8e)

Findlay / Kaufmann
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Pearson Australia
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About the book: How to write Psychology Research and Essays provides all the information required to prepare and write psychology research reports and essays at the undergraduate level.

The text is intended to address the need for a set of guidelines for writing undergraduate-level psychology research reports and essays. It’s aimed at first- and second-year students, although it may be useful to address weaknesses in preparation, writing, or even submitting assignments among more senior students.

A student who grasps these concepts will have a sound basis for presenting research in a professional manner, and writing well-argued essays.

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Table of contents
  • 1 Reasons for Writing Research Reports and Essays
  • 2 Writing Research Reports and Essays – Getting Started
  • 3 Referencing
  • 4 Research Reports – How Do You Start?
  • 5 Sections of a Research Report
  • 6 Essays in Psychology
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

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Features & benefits
  • The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has endorsed this text. The preface opens with a recommendation from Sabine Hammond, an executive manager at the APS. As the leading association for psychologists in Australia, the endorsement means the text is valued in industry, not just within education.
  • Design and content have been updated and refreshed, creating a much more vibrant internal design and an easy-to-read style for students.
  • Content has been updated to include developments in technology ensuring students know how to reference the most current research and citations, and their current learning environments and expectations.
  • Includes flowcharts of the processes involved in writing a research report and an essay and examples of good and bad research reports that can be used as guides.
Author biography
Dr Bruce Findlay is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences and Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology.

Leah Kaufmann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University.

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