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

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The topics of this revised and updated definitive guide to scientific writing for students and researchers include 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; and American Psychological Association guidelines for psychology papers. Additional topics include guidelines for data presentation; references for psychology papers; standards for evaluating psychology papers; submitting papers to journals; how to win acceptances of papers by psychology journals; finding book publishers; writing lectures; and writing articles. Previous Edition Hb (1993): 0-521-45123-X Previous Edition Pb (1993): 0-521-45756-4

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

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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: 9780521821230
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Eight common misconceptions about psychology papers; 2. Steps in writing the library research paper; 3. Steps in writing the experimental research paper; 4. Rules for writing the psychology paper; 5. Internet resources; 6. Commonly misused words; 7. American Psychological Association guidelines for psychology papers; 8. Guidelines for data presentation; 9. References for the psychology paper; 10. Standards for evaluating the psychology paper; 11. Submitting a paper to a journal; 12. How to win acceptances from psychology journals: Twenty-one tips for better writing; 13. Writing a grant or contract proposal; 14. How to find a book publisher; 15. Writing a lecture; 16. Article writing 101; Appendix A. A sample psychology paper; Appendix B. Writing for British and European journals; Index.
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