Writing Papers in Psychology

ISBN-10: 1111726132

ISBN-13: 9781111726133

Edition: 9th 2012

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List price: $74.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Mimi Rosnow has a background that includes editing at a national magazine.

Preface for Instructors
Getting Started
Where to Begin
Flowchart to walk yon through Writing Papers
Writing in APA Style
Your Instructor's Expectations
Focusing on Your Objective
Differences between research reports and review papers
Scheduling Time
Choosing a Topic
Narrowing the Topic
Knowing Your Audience and Topic
Cultivating an Understanding
Finding and Retrieving Reference Materials
Looking Over Maya's Shoulder
Common terms and jargon on the Web
Using the Online Catalog
Brief record from Library of Congress online catalog
Print Resources in the Library
Cataloging of psychological materials
Using PsycINFO
PsycINFO record of journal article
Tips on Using Other Electronic Databases
Reference databases available electronically
Taking Notes in the Library
Source Credibility
Additional Tips for Starting Your Literature Search
Library and E-mail Etiquette
Developing a Proposal
Settling on an Objective
Maya's perceived options for a research proposal
The Accepted Proposal as a �Letter of Agreement�
How to Cite Source Materials
Types of citations illustrated, in section 3.3
How to Reference Source Materials
Types of references illustrated, in section 3.4
The Proposal for a Literature Review
Sample proposal for a literature review
The Proposal for a Research Project
Sample proposal for a research project
Ethical Considerations
Tempus Fugit!
Planniing the Research Report
Three Types of Research Orientations
The Basic Structure
The Abstract
The Introduction
The Method Section
Uses of the term validity in research, and assessment
The Results Section
The Discussion Section
The References Section
The End Material
Organizing Your Thoughts
Organizing the Review Paper
Why You Need, an Outline
A Strategy That Will Get You Started
The Rough Outline
Making Ideas Parallel
Putting Ideas in Order
Subdivision of the outline
Detailed Outline for Writing and Note Taking
Techniques to Focus Your Thinking
Cluster outline for John Smith's project
Outlining After the Fact
Communicating Statistical Information
Knowing �How� and �What� to Communicate
Common statistical abbreviations and symbols
Communicating Clearly
Communicating Accurately
Communicating with Appropriate Precision
Bar chart based on Jane Doe's Table 1 (in appendix A)
Communicating Enough Information
Ethics and Principled Reporting Practices
Suggested, Readings
Writing the First Draft
Sorting Through Your Material
Creating a Self-Motivator Statement
Writing the Opening Paragraph of Your Introduction
Settling Down to Write
Ethical Considerations Revisited
steering Clear of Plagiarism
Not Falling Into Lazy Writing
Creating the Right Tone
The Problem of Sexist Language
Subjects Versus Participants
Achieving the Right Voice
Choosing an Appropriate Verb Tense
Making Sure That Subject and Verb Agree
Other Common Usage Errors
Numbers, Numerals, Digits, Figures
More on Punctuation
Uses of Punctuation in Quoted Passages
Safeguarding the Draft Manuscript
Producing the Final Manuscript
Polishing the Draft Manuscript
Formatting and Organizing Your Final Manascript
Formatting the Title Page
Formatting the Abstract
Formatting the Headings
Other Uses of Italics
Citations and References Revisited
Postal abbreviations for states and territories
Formatting Tables and Figures
Appendix in Student Papers
Proofing and Correcting
Preparing Posters and Concise Reports
Posters and Handout Reports
Guidelines for the Poster
APA, APS, and AAAS poster design standards
Sample Content and Arrangement
APA sample poster arrangements
Modified poster arrangement
Sample content for modified, poster
Further Guidelines for the Poster
Guidelines for the Concise Report
Concise report for distribution
Jane Doe's Research. Report
John Smith's Review Paper
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