A number of resources are collected on this page that may be useful to early career researchers.

The National Centre for Research Methods held a number of short video ‘what is’ intro sessions in 2012 covering:

Analytic induction, cohort studies, community studies, discourse analysis, electronic data collection methods, event history analysis, geosimulation, multilevel modelling, multimodality, narrative interviewing, online research, propensity score matching, qualitative research ethics, regression discontiunity approach, social network analysis, web 3.0/crowdsourcing.


Conveying your research succinctly yet CREATE-ively can be a challenge. Below are two examples contributed by Jorinde Spook, who won the EHPS poster prize twice for her efforts.



Monitoring and Improving Quality of Data Handling – This document contains very useful guidelines for aspects of data handling before and after data collection (coding, checking, entry, cleaning, and analysing).

This document is issued courtesy of the Psychology and Genetics Research Group, Guy’s Hospital, London. It is a working document, meant for informational purposes. Please contact the author David French if you have comments for improving and/or expanding the scope of this document.

A guide for writing with some subtle but useful tips:





A list of links that may be useful to early career researchers.
Early career information
Early career information http://www.apa.org/earlycareer
Student resources http://www.apa.org/students
APA Division 38 (Health Psychology) http://www.health-psych.org
American Psychological Society. Contains many links to other psychology departments worldwidehttp://www.psychologicalscience.org
American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
American Psychological Association PsychNet http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=search.defaultSearchForm
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine http://www.apm.org
British government Department of Health site http://www.doh.gov.uk
British NHS site on Health Technology Assessment http://www.ncchta.org
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) http://www.esrc.ac.uk
European Health Psychology Society http://www.ehps.net
International Association of Applied Psychology http://www.iaapsy.org/
International Society of Behavioural Medicine http://www.isbm.info/
International Society of Critical Health Psychology http://www.ischp.net/
Medical Research Council (MRC) http://www.mrc.ac.uk
Psychology Resources-A huge set of useful links, including conferences, newsgroups, jobs, computer programs, and much more http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~mueller/psych.html
Ralf Schwarzer’s Homepage-contains links, a meta-analysis program, self-efficacy scales etc. http://ralfschwarzer.de
Society of Behavioural Medicine http://sbm.org
Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR) http://www.star-society.org
British Medical Journal http://www.bmj.com
Statistics & Software
Information on Mediation Effects http://davidakenny.net/cm/mediate.htm
Karl (Jöreskog)’s Advanced Topics in LISREL (formerly Karl’s Corner) http://www.ssicentral.com/lisrel/advancedtopics.html
Mplus Homepage http://www.statmodel.com
Multivariate Software Inc. Visit this site for information on EQS. A EQS student version is available http://www.mvsoft.com
Research Information Systems. They sell Reference Manager and Procite, very good database programs for your references. You can download demos. Both programs let you download Medline data right in your database http://www.risinc.com
Smallwaters SEM. They sell Amos and offer a good set of SEM resources. You can download a student version of Amos http://www.smallwaters.com
Statistical Software International. You can get a free student version of LISREL here http://www.ssicentral.com