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Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology By Philip Bell

Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology
by Philip Bell

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Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students by Philip Bell

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 the 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.

This is a practical textbook. Textboxes are included to help students comprehend jargon, key research terms and likely problem areas in psychological research.At the end of each chapter, summaries, questions and exercises are included - all designed to give students extra clarification of issues and to help with their overall understanding. Plenty of new examples have been added from the previous edition and exercises are more clearly focused.

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About Philip Bell


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.

Table of Contents


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

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GOR010208659
Evaluating, Doing and Writing Research in Psychology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students by Philip Bell
Philip Bell
Used - Well Read
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
2001-03-01
320
0761971750
9780761971757
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