Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Psychology and the Life Sciences / Edition 4

Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing in Psychology and the Life Sciences / Edition 4

by Margot Northey, Brian Timney
     
 


The |IMaking Sense series comprises five concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in psychology and the life sciences, including biology and zoology, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare… See more details below

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The |IMaking Sense series comprises five concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in psychology and the life sciences, including biology and zoology, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare papers using APA guidelines, how to write research proposals and honors theses, and how to use graphic presentation software when giving an oral presentation. This edition has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195426212
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Communicating in the Sciences
2. Doing Research
3. Keeping Track
4. Ethical Issues in Research and Writing
5. Writing a Report on a Book or an Article
6. Writing an Essay or Research Paper
7. Writing a Lab Report
8. Research Proposals and Theses
9. Presentation of Data
10. APA Editorial Style
11. Documentation in the Sciences
12. Giving a Seminar or Oral Presentation
13. Writing Examinations
14. Writing With Style
15. Writing a Résumé or Letter of Application
16. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
17. Punctuation
18. Catch List of Misused Words and Phrases

Glossary II: Grammar Appendix: Weights, Measures, and Notation

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