ISBN-10:
0205752810
ISBN-13:
9780205752812
Pub. Date:
02/03/2010
Publisher:
Pearson
Short Guide to Writing About Psychology / Edition 3

Short Guide to Writing About Psychology / Edition 3

by Dana S. Dunn

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ISBN-13: 9780205752812
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/03/2010
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 654,633
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

1—WRITING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY

Writing as a Process

Forms of Writing in Psychology

Student Papers

Introducing APA Style

Planning Your Writing: Timing Is Everything

Writing Habits

Exercises

2—SEARCHING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE

Selecting a Research Topic

Process Overview: Searching the Psychological Literature

Doing Library Research: Online Catalogs and Databases

Keeping Track of References

Exercises

3—READING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL LITERATURE

The Scientific Pecking Order: Why Journals Are First

How to Read and Evaluate the Literature

Taking Notes on What You Read

Recognizing and Preventing Plagiarism

Exercises

4—GETTING STARTED WRITING

Getting Started: Prewriting Activities

Writing a First Draft

Writing Subsequent Drafts

Revising: Top to Bottom Every Time

Exercises

5—WRITING APA-STYLE PAPERS: CONTENT AND GUIDANCE

Benefits of APA Style

Writing the Empirical, or Research, Paper in APA Style

A Sample Research Paper

Writing an Article Critique

Writing a Research Proposal

Writing a Literature Review Paper

Exercises

6—WRITING UP RESULTS

Conveying Statistical Results in Words

Reflecting Further on Your Results

Exercises

7—CITING REFERENCES IN APA STYLE

Citations and References

Basic Citation Mechanics

Formats for APA-Style References

Exercises

8—DISPLAYING DATA IN TABLES AND FIGURES

Tables

Figures

Exercises

9—FORMATTING AND PROOFREADING YOUR PAPER

Grammar Guidelines

Punctuation Basics

Some Common Usage Errors in Student Writing

Checking Your Spelling

Checking Your Writing Voice: Be Active, Not Passive

Using Inclusive Language

Guidelines for Formatting in APA Style

Proofreading the Penultimate Draft: Once More with Feeling

Exercises

10—BEYOND WRITING: PRESENTING PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The Call for Papers

The Talk

Symposia: Talks in Common

Poster Presentations

Return to Writing: Submitting Your Research to a Journal

Exercises

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