The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers / Edition 4

The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Scientific Writing for Students and Researchers / Edition 4

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

The Psychologist's Companion, 4th edition, is intended to be a definitive guide to scientific writing for students and researchers. It covers a wealth of topics, including misconceptions about psychology papers, steps in writing library research papers, steps in writing experimental research papers, rules for writing psychology papers, commonly misused words, Internet… See more details below

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The Psychologist's Companion, 4th edition, is intended to be a definitive guide to scientific writing for students and researchers. It covers a wealth of topics, including misconceptions about psychology papers, steps in writing library research papers, steps in writing experimental research papers, rules for writing psychology papers, commonly misused words, Internet resources, American Psychological Association guidelines for writing psychology papers, guidelines for data presentation, references for psychology papers, standards for evaluating psychology papers, guidelines for submitting papers to journals, how to win acceptances of papers by psychology journals, how to write grant and contract proposals, how to find book publishers, and how to write lectures and articles. The book contains a sample psychology paper as well as an appendix relevant to writing for British and European journals. The book is written in a lively and witty style that will make it easy reading for even the busiest student or professional.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521528061
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/06/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Eight Common Misconceptions about Psychology Papers6
2Steps in Writing the Library Research Paper19
3Steps in Writing the Experimental Research Paper35
4Rules for Writing the Psychology Paper65
5Using the Internet to Aid the Research Process77
6Commonly Misused Words98
7American Psychological Association Guidelines for Psychology Papers119
8Guidelines for Data Presentation142
9References for the Psychology Paper165
10Standards for Evaluating the Psychology Paper198
11Submitting a Paper to a Journal216
12How to Win Acceptances from Psychology Journals: Twenty-Nine Tips for Better Writing221
13Writing a Grant or Contract Proposal232
14How to Find a Book Publisher244
15Writing a Lecture255
16Article Writing 101259
References267
App. ASample Psychology Paper271
App. BWriting for British and European Journals285
Index287

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