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Writing with Style APA Style for Social Work

ISBN-10: 084003198X
ISBN-13: 9780840031983
Edition: 4th 2011
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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
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 for Scientific Journals
Why Practitioners Need to Read Research Articles
Getting Started
Why Are We Not Using APA Style in this Book?
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?
Looking for Literature to Review
Reviewing the Empirical Literature
Appraising the Literature
Synthesizing the Literature
What Was Done and Why
Organizing the Literature Review
Use Headings
Here Is an Example of Such a Heading
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Method Section
Organization
Participants
Procedure
Materials and Measures
Remember Your Audience
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Writing the Results Section
Statistics
Data Displays: Tables and Figures
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
Location and Length
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
Referencing the DSM
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
Step 1: Rewrite and Revise
Step 2: Edit and Rewrite
Step 3: Proofread (Not a Rewrite)
Final Touches
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Preparing a Presentation
Poster Presentations
Oral Presentations
Looking Back and Looking Ahead
References
Index

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