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

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Overview

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.

Concentrates on misconceptions/steps in writing/ APA guidelines/ref./standards for evaluation/grant writing.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An extremely useful book for undergraduates that provides the basics for writing psychology papers." Choice

"This book provides a wealth of useful information on professional writing that will be of substantial assistance to student and graduate professional alike." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521528061
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/6/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Eight Common Misconceptions about Psychology Papers 6
2 Steps in Writing the Library Research Paper 19
3 Steps in Writing the Experimental Research Paper 35
4 Rules for Writing the Psychology Paper 65
5 Using the Internet to Aid the Research Process 77
6 Commonly Misused Words 98
7 American Psychological Association Guidelines for Psychology Papers 119
8 Guidelines for Data Presentation 142
9 References for the Psychology Paper 165
10 Standards for Evaluating the Psychology Paper 198
11 Submitting a Paper to a Journal 216
12 How to Win Acceptances from Psychology Journals: Twenty-Nine Tips for Better Writing 221
13 Writing a Grant or Contract Proposal 232
14 How to Find a Book Publisher 244
15 Writing a Lecture 255
16 Article Writing 101 259
References 267
App. A Sample Psychology Paper 271
App. B Writing for British and European Journals 285
Index 287
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