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Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology

Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology
A Team-Based Guide

Doing Collaborative Research – An innovative, step-by-step guide to doing research in teams!

September 2012 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Doing Collaborative Research in Psychology offers an engaging journey through the process of conducting research in psychology. Using an innovative team-based approach, this hands-on guide will assist undergraduates with their research—in their courses and in collaboration with faculty or graduate student mentors. The focus on this team-based approach reflects the collaborative nature of research methods and experimental psychology. Students learn how to work as a team, generate creative research ideas, design and pilot studies, recruit participants, collect and analyze data, write up results in APA style, and prepare and give formal research presentations. Students also learn practical ways in which they can promote their research skills as they apply to jobs or graduate school. A unique feature to this book is the ability to read chapters of the text either sequentially or separately, which allows the instructor or research mentor the flexibility to assign those chapters most relevant to the current state of the research project.

Chapter 1 – Teams
Chapter 2 – The Idea
Chapter 3 – Theories, Predictions and the Literature
Chapter 4 – Ethics
Chapter 5 – Experimental Design
Chapter 6 – Statistics and Data
Chapter 7 – Piloting a Study
Chapter 8 – Conducting a Study
Chapter 9 – Presentations
Chapter 10 – Research Write-Ups
Chapter 11 – Student-Initiated Research
Chapter 12 – The New You

Although the empirical project included in the course is individual, this books provides helpful additional information for planning, conducting and interpreting a study. Hence it is recommended for all students who aim at deeper understanding of the research process.

Dr Nikolay Ratchev
General, Experimental, and Developmental Psychology, University of Sofia
February 25, 2014

The book gives very useful and relevant information for the topics of the course, thus being a necessary supplement for the other course sources.

Dr Nikolay Ratchev
General, Experimental, and Developmental Psychology, University of Sofia
February 25, 2014

A research project was not included in this course, so the use of the book was postponed for the second part of the cognitive psychology course.

Dr Nikolay Ratchev
General, Experimental, and Developmental Psychology, University of Sofia
February 25, 2014

A research project was not included in the tasks of the course, so the use of this book would be premature.

Dr Nikolay Ratchev
General, Experimental, and Developmental Psychology, University of Sofia
February 25, 2014

A well written and informative book. However too much psychologically focused for our programme.

Mrs Jacqueline Swet
Special Education , Fontys University of Applied Sciences
December 31, 2013

A helpful guide for those participating in collaborative research, although more so for post-graduate students and beyond rather than undergraduates. Some chapters may be more helpful in such a case (i.e. there are some great tips in the 'conducting a study' chapter that are good for those new to research) but some of the other sections (i.e. presentations and writing up) are less suited to our students who are not to report the work collaboratively.

Dr Alison Lane
Department of Psychology, Durham University
July 31, 2013

The text book provides provide a step by step introduction and guidance to collaborative team based research activities. It is particularly recommended for teams of students doing project work.

Professor Hans Sonderstrup-Andersen
Psychology, . Institute for Psychology and Educational Studies - PAES
June 7, 2013

Essential book. Will recommend to university authorities

Professor Erhabor Idemudia
Psychology Department, North-West University (MC), PB X2046, Mmabatho, 2735, South africa
January 22, 2013

too much focused on psychology

Dr Lmm Houweling
Instituut voor Ecologische Pedagogiek, Hogeschool Utrecht
October 31, 2012
Key features

Key Features

  • With vivid, comprehensive research examples drawn from classic and contemporary studies across psychology's subfields, students are immersed in compelling cases that bring to life the key concepts and lessons of each chapter
  • "Seven Lessons, Plus or Minus Two" sections provide a quick, memorable summary of the chapter's key lessons. "Researcher's Toolbox" sections provide students with useful ready-to-use tools such as ready-to-use worksheets and examples, lists of websites, and additional references to guide them in doing collaborative research.

Sample Materials & Chapters


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ch 5

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