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Key Research and Study Skills in Psychology

by Sieglinde McGee SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2010
ISBN:
9781848600201
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
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Providing students with a single source from which they can learn and develop the wide range of skills necessary to achieve good and high grades in psychology, this guide will replace students' stress and fear of essays, reports, statistics and exams with a sense of confidence, enthusiasm and even fun. Sieglinde McGee presents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, preparing for and doing essay and MCQ exams, understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills. Examples provided show how to score well on assignments and exams and also the sort of approach, layout, errors, omissions or answer-style that would achieve a lower grade. Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practise on their own. A glossary of key terms is also provided.

Useful Computer Skills Note Making and Study Tips Evaluating Academic Literature Good Essay Writing Good Writing Skills and Basic Numeracy Doing Exams Psychological Research Skills Writing Reports Presenting Your Research

'I am happy to recommend this to my students as it covers jargon without using jargon and explains all those simple things that many academics take for granted. It also gives good examples of how to get the best from your time studying psychology from how to write good essays to the rules of writing lab reports' - Dr Jay Coogan University of East London
Dr Sieglinde McGee is an Associate of the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught for several years.