Writing in Psychology

Writing in Psychology

by Scott A. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415854520

ISBN-13: 9780415854528

Pub. Date: 12/08/2013

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More

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This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More comprehensive than similar texts, this book provides detailed coverage of how to write empirical reports, research proposals, and literature reviews, and how to read meta-analyses. Readers will also find invaluable strategies for improving one’s writing including how to adopt an engaging yet accurate style, thorough coverage of grammatical and word use rules that govern writing in general, and the APA (American Psychological Association) rules that govern the expression of that content.

Readers will appreciate these helpful learning tools:

  • Describes the most common APA style rules encountered and/or highlights references to the Manual when more detailed knowledge is required.
  • Numerous examples from journal articles that help readers gain a clearer understanding of content they will encounter in writing psychological reports.
  • Chapter exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the points conveyed in each chapter.
  • Examples of the most common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them and best practices for improving one’s writing.
  • Tables that help readers gain a clearer understanding of the new standards in the APA Publications Manual, 6th ed (Appendix A).
  • Errors in APA Style exemplified via an improperly formatted paper and another version noting corrections pertaining to APA style and grammar, to highlight the most common pitfalls encountered by students (Appendix B).

Ideal for courses on writing in psychology or as a supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research design or research methods, this book also serves as a resource for anyone looking for guidance on how to write about psychological content.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415854528
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/08/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
879,922
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Writing 2. Some General Advice About How to Write 3. Conducting a Literature Search 4. Sections of an Empirical Report: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, and Method 5. Sections of an Empirical Report: Results and Discussion 6. Research Proposals 7. Literature Reviews 8. Rules of Writing: APA 9. Rules of Writing: General Appendix A. Table From Reporting Standards for Research in Psychology: Why Do We Need Them? What Might They Be? (APA Publications and Communications Board Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards, 2008) Appendix B. Example of Errors in APA Style

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