Writing with Style APA Style for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0495098833

ISBN-13: 9780495098836

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

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Description: Learn to prepare professional literature with WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE FOR SOCIAL WORK. The authors' easy "learning through modeling" method guides you through the writing process step by step. Sample outlines, title pages, abstract pages and a handy built-in Appendix are included in the text for easy reference.

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dr. Barbara Thomlison is a professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Institute for Children and Families at Risk at Florida International University. She obtained her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Toronto. Her academic experiences involve various undergraduate and graduate programs, where she teaches advanced clinical practice and family intervention courses. Her research interests include parenting programs, children at risk of maltreatment, family and youth violence, foster care, and early childhood interventions. Dr. Thomlison's extensive publications include articles, chapters, and books in the areas of child maltreatment interventions, parenting for effectiveness, family assessment, risk and resilience, foster care, APA style, forensic assessment, intervention in child sexual abuse, evidence-based internships, and designing evidence-based intervention search strategies. She is actively involved as a board member in local and national child welfare, foster care, and family service organizations. Her lengthy interdisciplinary practice history also includes services to children and families, as well as policy services research.

Preface
Writing With Style
The Stylistic Distinction
Getting Started
An Exception
Ethics and Writing
Using Exact Words and Sentence Structure
Changing Words and Sentence Structure
Changing the Format
Borrowing and Recycling Ideas
Technical Phrases and Attribution
The Internet
General Writing Techniques
Referring to Other Authors
Words and Phrases to Collect
Words and Phrases to Avoid
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Grammar and Punctuation Matters
Parallel Construction
Half-Empty Comparisons
Agreement
Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice
Punctuation
Important Differences Between People and Things
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing an Introduction
What Was Done and Why
Relevance of the Research Question
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Literature Review
What Has Been Written or Researched?
Reviewing the Empirical Literature
Appraising the Literature
Synthesizing the Literature
Organizing the Literature Review
Use Headings
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Method Section
Organization
Participants
Materials and Measures
Procedure
Remember Your Audience
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Results Section
Statistics
Tables and Graphs
Useful Rules
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Discussion Section
Discussion of the Results
Implications for Theory, Research, and/or Practice
Limitations and Directions for Future Research
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Abstract
Contents
Style
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Listing References
Word Processing Tips
Alphabetizing
Journal Article Reference
Chapter in an Edited Book
An Authored Book
Electronic References
Historical and Archival References
References in the Body of the Manuscript
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Preparing the Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscript
Writing a Title
Elements of the Title Page
Formatting
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Polishing the Paper
Rewrite and Revise
Edit and Rewrite
Proofread (Not a Rewrite)
Final Touches
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Preparing a Presentation
Poster Presentations
Oral Presentations
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Appendixes
Sample Research Report/Proposal Outline
Sample Theoretical/Concept Review Paper Outline
Sample Title Page for a Journal Manuscript
Sample Abstract Page
Summary of Steps in Conducting an Internet Search for a Literature Review
References
Index
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