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Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project
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Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project

Second Edition
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December 2023 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Embarking on your own psychology research? This book equips you with the skills you need to complete a qualitative project confidently.

The book takes you through the process of doing your project, showing how to plan and execute each stage. It helps you make good decisions about key steps such as choosing a research topic, designing your project, doing ethical research and writing up.

This second edition:

  • Offers a host of learning features including ‘in a nutshell’ summaries, further reading, activities and top tips to help you develop your understanding and skills.
  • Devotes more space to the important topics of project planning and doing ethical research with a new chapter on each.
  • Enables you to critically evaluate your work, helping you conduct high-quality research.
  • Discusses student success stories and cautionary tales illustrating, from start to finish, how qualitative projects are done in the real world.

This is the perfect guide for undergraduates doing a final project or dissertation, and postgraduates who are relatively new to qualitative research.


Cath Sullivan, Stephen Gibson and Sarah Riley
Chapter 1: Getting started
Sarah Riley and Kathy Kinmond
Chapter 2: Coming up with a research question
Cath Sullivan and Sarah Riley
Chapter 3: Planning your project
Cath Sullivan and Sarah Riley
Chapter 4: Doing ethical research
Sarah Riley and Nigel King
Chapter 5: Managing your project
Jo Bryce and Michael Forrester
Chapter 6: Doing a literature review
Stephen Gibson and Siobhan Hugh-Jones
Chapter 7: Collecting your data
Stephen Gibson and Siobhan Hugh-Jones
Chapter 8: Analysing your data
Cath Sullivan, Nollaig Frost and Kathryn Kinmond
Chapter 9: Achieving quality in your project
Sarah Riley
Chapter 10: Writing up a qualitative project
Cath Sullivan, Stephen Gibson and Sarah Riley
Chapter 11: Conclusion

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