Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields

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American Psychological Association, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 375 pages
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Dissertations and Theses From Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields, Second Edition aids student writers through all the practical, logistical, and emotional stages of writing dissertations and theses. It offers guidance to students through such important steps as Defining topics; Selecting faculty advisers; Scheduling time to accommodate the project; and Conducting, analyzing, writing, presenting, and publishing research. Readers will find guiding questions, both mundane and sophisticated, which they may never have considered before, even after coursework in preparation for research writing. Authors have thoroughly updated the text for this new edition to reflect new ethical standards for research, new style manuals, and new texts in statistics, as well as current thinking on behavioral science research. They have also updated the 30+ special elements, adding entirely new checklists, diagrams, and sample parts of research papers. Also new to this edition is up-to-date information on computerized literature searches, writing and statistical software, and use of computers for data and schedule management

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Contents

Chapter
3
for the Task Ahead
11
An Overview of the Proposal
81
9
187
the Data
227
11
249
13
289
Selected Ethical Standards Relevant
335
Index
357
About the Authors
375
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Anthony Biglan, PhD, is Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute, where he conducts research on the prevention of child and adolescent problem behavior and on the childrearing practices that affect child and adolescent development. His current work focuses on contextual analyses of childrearing practices in communities.
Patricia A. Brennan, PhD, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Emory University. Her research interests include the study of etiological factors of aggression and violence from a biological perspective, and parental psychopathology (depression/schizophrenia) and its effect on child diagnostic, neurological, and behavioral outcomes.
Sharon L. Foster, PhD, is Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Foster is the author of three books as well as numerous articles and book chapters on children's peer relations, assessment and treatment of parent/n-/adolescent conflict, and research methodology.
Harold D. Holder, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, California. His research has explored two major areas: prevention of alcohol problems and costs and benefits of alcoholism treatment. Dr. Holder was the 1995 recipient of the Jellinek Memorial Award for his research on social and economic factors in alcohol consumption.

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