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Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide to Research Reports, Essays, Proposals, Posters, and Brief Reports / Edition 6
     

Writing Papers in Psychology: A Student Guide to Research Reports, Essays, Proposals, Posters, and Brief Reports / Edition 6

by Ralph L. Rosnow, Mimi Rosnow
 

ISBN-10: 0534523951

ISBN-13: 9780534523954

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534523954
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.42(d)

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. Narrowing the Topic. Knowing Your Audience and Topic. Cultivating an Understanding. 2. FINDING AND USING REFERENCE MATERIALS. Using the Library. Looking Over Eric's Shoulder. Using the Automated Card Catalog. Using Other Electronic Databases. Other Resources in the Library. SSCI and the Web of Science. The Fugitive Literature. Taking Notes in the Library. Source Credibility. Additional Tips. Library Etiquette. 3. DEVELOPING A PROPOSAL. Purpose of the Proposal. The Essay Proposal. The Research Proposal. Ethical Considerations. Tempus Fugit. 4. OUTLINING THE ESSAY. Where to Start. The Rough Outline. 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. More on Punctuation. Punctuation in Quoted Passages. Revising. 7. PRODUCING THE FINAL DRAFT. General Pointers. Title Page Format. Headings. Italicizing. Citations in Text. Tables and Figures. List of References. Proofing and Correcting. 8. CREATING POSTERS AND BRIEF REPORTS. Posters and Handout Reports. Guidelines for the Poster. Guidelines for the Handout. Appendix A: Sample Essay. Appendix B: Sample Research Report. Index.

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