A Student's Guide to Methodology by Peter Clough; Cathy NutbrownThe Third Edition of this hugely popular text provides students with straightforward principles and frameworks for understanding methodology. Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown are adept at making methodology meaningful for beginners and more advanced readers alike. Their book clearly demonstrates how methodology impacts upon every stage of the research process, and gives readers all of the tools that they need to understand it. New to this edition are the following: - new boxes and guidance on research ethics in every chapter - more international examples and perspectives - up to date coverage of online research methods - more examples from real students - a new companion website, featuring Powerpoint slides for lecturers The authors take an applied approach and every chapter contains a variety of practical examples from real research. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice at every step, meaning that the book remains extremely relevant throughout. It will be invaluable for all students who are doing a dissertation or taking a research methods module in education, the social sciences, business and health.
Call Number: 300.72
Publication Date: 2012-03-21
How to Research by Loraine Blaxter; Christina Hughes; Malcolm Tight"I found this book brilliant, I had never undertaken anything like a dissertation before and this book had everything in it that I needed to know. It is written in 'simple English' which is a bonus as some books are just too hard to understand. Everything you need to know about writing your dissertation is in here. I would recommend this book to all levels." *****Review of the third edition from Amazon.co.uk How to Research is a bestselling, practical book that reassures the first time researcher by leading them systematically through the whole research process; from the initial meetings with a supervisor to critically evaluating their ideas, doing the research and finally writing up the project. The book includes vignettes to help readers relate to research examples and provides both methodological and process information. New features in this edition include: Additional coverage on literature reviews New material on changes in research ethics More detailed information on the use of diaries, internet ethnographies and visual methods Increased coverage of mixed methodologies How to Research 4e is an ideal resource for the first-time researcher doing a small-scale research project in the social sciences whether they are at university or in the workplace. It supports its readers as they develop their skills to become more experienced researchers.
Call Number: 300.72
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Your Undergraduate Psychology Project by Mark ForshawGetting started on your final year psychology research project? Not sure where to look for extra help? Terrified at the prospect? Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A BPS Guide has been designed with the needs of the student in mind. Packed with hints and tips, and written in a simple, informal style, this 'second supervisor' is designed to ease you further into the world of research. A host of special features allow you the best possible chance of success: Structured chronologically around planning a project, carrying it out, and then writing it up; Gives practical advice on how to deal with day-to-day problems such as software failures or uncommunicative interviewees; Written in consultation with a number of experienced academics and students of psychology.
Call Number: 150.72
Publication Date: 2004-11-12
Qualitative Psychology by Jonathan A. Smith (Editor)This Second Edition of a well established textbook remains an authoritative textbook by providing readers with step-by-step practical guidance to carrying out qualitative research in psychology. It's been completely freshened up, contains one extra chapter, and now has extended pedagogical coverage reinforcing good practice using the methods described. Covering all the main qualitative approaches now used in psychology today, each chapter is written in a lively and accessible style by international experts - many of them key figures in either the inception or development of their chosen method.
Call Number: 150.72
Publication Date: 2008-01-17
Your Psychology Project by Jennifer Evans"This guide will serve well as a handbook for undergraduate psychology students working on senior projects or theses. Clear, concise, and well organized, the book instructs the student from the beginning of the project to the final draft and offers advice both specific and general."-J. Bailey, CHOICEAnxious about your final year Psychology Project? Having trouble getting started? Your Psychology Project: The Essential Guide for Success clearly maps out all the requirements of a project in psychology. Acting as a definitive survival manual it guides students through every aspect of a psychology project from conception of an idea, to writing up the final draft. It will help students think through the whole research process by bridging the relationship between the research question, the design, and the use of statistical and qualitative analyses. By using clear practical examples this book provides an invaluable insight into applying theory to practice and will equip students with the knowledge, skills and abilty to carry out and write up their thesis project. Written in a clear and engaging manner Your Psychology Project: The Essential Guide for Success should be essential reading for all students undertaking a psychology research project.