9780521144827

The Psychologist's Companion: A Guide to Writing Scientific Papers for Students and Researchers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521144827

  • ISBN10:

    0521144825

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/30/2010
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The Psychologist's Companion is intended for students as well as young professionals and writers at all stages of their careers seeking inspiration and guidelines for better scientific writing. This book is also a resource for researchers in related fields. It has been comprehensively updated, revised, and extended for its fifth edition and includes the latest style guidelines of the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (sixth edition, 2009) as well as chapters encompassing the entire research process from doing literature research and planning an experiment to writing the paper. It features new chapters on literature research; ethics; and generating, evaluating, and selling ideas. The Psychologist's Companion also provides information on writing book proposals, grant proposals, and lectures.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Eight Common Misconceptions About Psychology Papersp. 6
How to Generate, Evaluate, and Sell Your Ideas for Research and Papersp. 20
Literature Researchp. 41
Writing a Literature Reviewp. 61
Planning and Writing the Experimental Research Paperp. 80
A Word About Content, Language, and Stylep. 118
Commonly Misused Wordsp. 141
American Psychological Association Guidelines for Psychology Papersp. 163
Guidelines for Data Presentationp. 193
What Makes a Good Paper Great? Standards for Evaluating Psychology Papersp. 217
Ethics in Research and Writingp. 236
Submitting a Paper to a Journalp. 248
How to Make Your Paper Even Better: Proofreading, Revising, and Editingp. 281
Writing a Grant or Contract Proposalp. 288
How to Find a Book Publisherp. 302
Writing a Lecturep. 315
Article Writing 101p. 321
Referencesp. 331
Appendix: Sample Psychology Paperp. 337
Indexp. 351
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