Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists: A guide to completing your research project

Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists: A guide to completing your research project

by Sarah Brown, Emma Sleath

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ISBN-13: 9780415732475
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sarah Brown is a professor, chartered psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a forensic psychologist, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has developed and led forensic psychology master's courses and taught both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Professor Brown has over fifteen years of experience in supervising numerous undergraduates and teaching postgraduate and doctoral research projects in forensic psychology using a range of research methods and types of data analyses. She has published peer-reviewed literature reviews and empirical papers from many of these projects with master's and doctoral students, and many of these studies have been presented at national and international conferences.

Emma Sleath is a senior lecturer in psychology, registered HCPC forensic psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr. Sleath has taught postgraduate forensic psychology courses for over ten years, and she has a range of experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Her research interests focus on police practice in relation to victims of crime, and she has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in this area.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Section 1: Designing and planning 2. Searching the literature 3. Methods 4. Types of data 5. From research question to research design 6. Practical and feasibility issues in research 7. Ethics in forensic psychology research 8. Research proposal Section 2: Conducting research 9. Gaining ethical approval 10. Setting up and implementing your study 11. Collecting data 12. Data analysis Section 3: Dissemination of your research findings 13. Purpose of dissemination 14. Literature review papers 15. Empirical papers 16. Conference presentations.

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