Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide

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For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-understand "how to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing a term paper and research report. Now even more up-to-date, this best-seller includes a wealth of new information and has been updated to reflect the latest APA manual style.

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Overview

For more than a decade, this brief, inexpensive, and easy-to-understand "how to" manual has helped thousands of students in psychology and related fields with the task of writing a term paper and research report. Now even more up-to-date, this best-seller includes a wealth of new information and has been updated to reflect the latest APA manual style.

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A guide to the writing of psychology papers that takes its recommended style (with small departures) from the (1994, Fourth Edition). The chapters cover finding and using reference materials, drafting proposals, organizing essays, planning research reports, writing and revising, and producing a final draft. Samples are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780534067809
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Publication date: 4/28/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 68

Table of Contents

1. GETTING STARTED. Where to Begin. Focusing on Your Objective. Three Types of Essays. Three Types of Research Reports. Scheduling Time. Choosing a Topic. Shaping the Topic. Knowing Your Audience and Topic. Cultivating a Sense of Understanding. 2. FINDING AND USING REFERENCE MATERIAL. Using the Library. Looking Over Eric's Shoulder. How Material Is Cataloged. The Library Stacks. Using Reference Sources. PsycINFO, PsycLIT, and Psychological Abstracts. Social Sciences Citation Index. The Fugitive Literature. Taking Notes in the Library. Additional Tips. Library Etiquette. 3. DRAFTING THE PROPOSAL. Purpose of the Proposal. The Essay Proposal. The Research Proposal. Ethical Considerations. Tempus Fugit. 4. ORGANIZING THE ESSAY. Where to Start. Making Ideas Parallel. Putting Ideas in Order. Template for Writing and Note Taking. Outlining After the Fact. 5. PLANNING THE RESEARCH REPORT. The Basic Structure. Abstract. Introduction. Method. Results. Discussion. References. End Material. Organizing Your Thoughts. 6. WRITING AND REVISING. Sorting Through Your Material. The Self-Motivator Statement. The Opening. Settling Down to Write. Ethics of Writing and Reporting. Avoiding Plagiarism. Lazy Writing. Tone. Nonsexist Language. Voice. Verb Tense. Agreement of Subject and Verb. Common Usage Errors. Numerals. Punctuation. Quotations. Revising. 7. PRODUCING THE FINAL DRAFT. General Pointers. Title Page Format. Headings. Underlining. Citations in Text. Tables and Figures. List of References. Proofing and Correcting. APPENDIXES. A: Sample Essay. B: Sample Experimental Research Report. C: Sample Archival Research Report. Index.
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