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The psychology research companion : from student project to working life

Horst, Jessica S. (author.).

Summary: "The Psychology Research Companion: From student project to working life not only gives you the skills and confidence to conduct your psychology research project at university, but is the first book to show how these skills will help you get ahead in your first job in the workplace. Jessica S. Horst, and American psychologist teaching in the UK, takes you through every step of the research process: from conceiving your research question and choosing a research methodology, to organizing your time and resources effectively. The book includes sections on ethics, data management, working with research participants and report writing, but each chapter is also informed by the wider aim of providing a toolkit for working life. Each chapter is packed with tips and skills that can be taken into the workplace, including working collaboratively and organising your workload, as well as discussing your research project in interview situations when applying for jobs. This invaluable guide will appeal to all undergraduate and post graduate psychology students whose aim is to learn a set of transferable research skills as well as to obtain a good degree result"--Page 4 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 1138785318
  • ISBN: 9781138785311
  • ISBN: 1138785326
  • ISBN: 9781138785328
  • Physical Description: xi, 182 pages ; 22 cm.
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  • Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction and starting out : This is a book about transferable skills ; Structure of the book ; Pick and choose ; Ethical approval ; Science is collaborative: working with other people ; Dissertation checklist -- All in a day's work : Creating a "paper trail" or lab notebook ; Finding references ; A good many journal articles (organization) ; Finding participants ; How to write an email that gets answered ; Mail merge: among the most useful transferable skills ; Contacting participants by phone ; Stimuli ; Piloting and early stage of data collection ; Coding data ; For the record ; Additional good habits to start now ; Finishing your project and exiting the lab -- All in good time (management) : Checklists ; Calendars ; Setting priorities and deadlines ; Getting the work done ; Insider tricks of the trade -- Make your computer work for you : Computer organization ; Word processing ; Number crunching ; Graph as you go ; Copy with care ; Replace with care ; Pivot tables ; Common Excel errors -- The write way : The sections of your dissertation ; How to write well -- Presenting your findings : Figuring out figures ; Talking about your study ; Transferring your presentation skills to job interviews.
Subject: Psychology -- Research

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Lansdowne Library BF 76.5 H664 2016 (Text) 26040003194053 Main Collection Volume hold Available -

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