The Student Survival Guide for Research Methods in Psychology is designed to support students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level research methods courses by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. It goes beyond course material to help students engage more fully with research methods content.
This survival guide presents clear step-by-step instructions that will help students hone the basic skills to succeed and thrive in their research methods classes and to navigate common pitfalls. The book covers core practical skills, like formatting and writing at an APA standard, understanding research literature (particularly academic journals), using SPSS, and broader skills like how to communicate with your professor, time management, and teamwork skills.
It is a highly effective primer text for all psychology students undertaking research methods courses and will also be particularly helpful for students who are currently undertaking these modules and don't feel fully prepared for them.