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Making Sense in Psychology

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Second Edition

Margot Northey and Brian Timney

April 2015

ISBN: 9780199010318

312 pages
Paperback
227x152mm

Price: £22.99

Outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and punctuation while also covering issues such as how to conduct academic research in psychology, how to write essays and short assignments, how to reference sources and how to give presentations.

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Description

This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate psychology studies. Making Sense in Psychology: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing is intended for students in any psychology course containing research/writing components.

  • Concise. Features an overview of research and writing for students in psychology, for a reasonable price, and can be used as a resource for a student's entire academic career.
  • Practical. Uses straightforward language to discuss the basics of research and writing. Instructors agree that as an overview, the Making Sense series is much easier to digest than heavier writing style guides, and they appreciate the discipline-specific content.
  • Documentation: Features up-to-date guidelines for documentation and referencing and provides the most current guidelines for documentation in psychology, including coverage of APA and referencing.
  • Up-to-date. Along with including the most up-to-date citation styles, The Making Sense series also features current examples, and useful information on using the internet as a research tool.
  • More Accessible. This edition contains more bulleted points and summaries to make the content easier to reference and absorb.

About the Author(s)

Margot Northey, Former Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University, Ontario, and Brian Timney, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, University of Western Ontario

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University.

Brian Timney is a professor and dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Western Ontario. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr Timney runs The Timney Lab in the department of psychology.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1:Communicating in Psychology
    2:Information Gathering
    3:Electronic Resources
    4:Writing an Essay or Research Paper
    5:Ethical Issues in Research and Writing
    6:Writing a Lab Report
    7:Presentation of Data
    8:Research Proposals and Honours Theses
    9:Giving a Seminar or Oral Presentation
    10:APA Editorial Style and Documentation
    11:Writing with Style
    12:Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
    13:Punctuation
    Appendix A: Catchlist of Misused Words and Phrases
    Appendix B: Writing Examinations
    Appendix C: Writing a Resumé or Letter of Application
    Glossary I: Key Terms and Abbreviations in Psychology
    Glossary II: Key Terms in Grammar
    Notes
    Index