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Thesis / Final Year Project Guidelines: Psychology: Final Year Project

NCI Library Guidelines for theses and final year projects

APA Referencing Guidelines

APA:  The American Psychological Association (APA) Style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.  This is the referencing style which you MUST use when doing psychology research/projects.

APA referencing Quick Guide

APA [American Psychological Association] Dissertation Guidelines

In the Department of Psychology the final year project is a 15 credit module which gives you the opportunity to conduct a small scale independent piece of research in psychology. This will entail the systematic design, execution and analysis of an empirical psychological study, which will be written up as an 8,000‐10,000 word dissertation. This manual is intended to provide you with the information required to complete the final year project. It contains material that will help you in carrying out the research, writing and structuring the report, and advice on how to organise your work schedule.