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Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:

LEVEL 1

brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)

LEVEL 2

provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

LEVEL 3

lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

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Introduction

Welcome to the psychology research guide. This guide has been developed to help you to research psychology journals online, and to explore the relevant material within these documents in order to assist you with your critical review. 

APA Standards

Research Methods

Ethics

Websites

Notetaking Tools

IQ and Personality Tests

Search Strategies

Add keywords related to the topic; e.g. psychology, nonverbal communication, culture.

Add keywords related to academic information e.g. journals, report, article, scholar, research.

Add site names related to the topic; e.g. .gov, .health, .au.

Use AND/OR/NOT between keywords; e.g. psychology and nonverbal communication not depression.

Use quotations around terms for exact searches e.g. “social psychology” and “nonverbal communication”

Use a wildcard* for word variants e.g. non*verbal = non verbal, non-verbal and nonverbal.

Use a wildcard for words that can be spelt differently e.g. behavio*r = behavior and behaviour

Key Terms

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