New Publication: Undertaking Capstone and Final Year Projects in Psychology

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 06:30

Congratulations to Dr Majella Dempsey and her co-author Dr Jolanta Burke (RCSI) on the publication of their new book Undertaking Capstone and Final Year Projects in Psychology. The text employs traditional and emerging methodologies and methods in order to posit an exhaustive approach that the psychology students can adopt to bring their research project to fruition.
The text aims at fortifying the reader’s skills through the structure of its chapters as they begin to work on their capstone or final year project. The chapters collectively explore the varied aspects that are involved in the completion of a final year project, that is, beginning from the inception of the idea to laying the foundation, designing the project, analysing the data, and, finally, presenting the findings. The text guides the reader through each step and provides further guidance on approaching the idea, coming up with the research question, positioning it within the epistemological and ontological context, and constructing the theoretical framework to arrive at the optimal design solutions.
This book builds on their earlier book on Undertaking Capstone Projects in Education with additional sections on developing a theoretical framework and interpretative phenomenological analysis and many more useful additions.