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Short Guide to Writing about Psychology,9780205521562

Short Guide to Writing about Psychology

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9780205521562

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0205521568
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Longman
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Summary

Up-to-date writing techniques and the latest APA-style guidelines APA-style citation and conducting research (print and online) Introductory and advanced Psychology courses

Table of Contents

Prefacep. XV
Writing About Psychologyp. 1
Writing as a Processp. 1
Why Write, Anyway?p. 2
Forms of Writing in Psychologyp. 5
Student Papersp. 6
Introducing APA Stylep. 7
Planning Your Writing: Timing Is Everythingp. 8
Answering a Test Questionp. 9
Writing a Paperp. 11
A Basic Timelinep. 11
Writing Habitsp. 11
Exercisesp. 12
Searching the Psychological Literaturep. 13
Selecting a Research Topicp. 13
Maintaining a Research Notebookp. 15
Narrowing Your Focusp. 16
Process Overview: Searching the Psychological Literaturep. 19
Doing Library Researchp. 20
A Brief Guide to Reference Works in Psychologyp. 20
Using Online Catalogsp. 24
Psychology Online: Using Databasesp. 25
Searching the Internetp. 27
Search and Metasearchp. 28
Other Internet Resourcesp. 30
Using the Internet: Caveat Emptorp. 31
Keeping Track of Referencesp. 33
Logging References in a Working Bibliographyp. 33
Exercisesp. 35
Reading the Psychological Literaturep. 37
The Scientific Pecking Order: Why Journals Are Firstp. 38
How to Read and Evaluate the Literaturep. 39
How to Read a Journal Articlep. 40
Skimming: Doing a Quick Prereadingp. 42
Taking Notes on What You Readp. 45
Using Notecardsp. 45
Using a Research Notebookp. 46
Recognizing and Preventing Plagiarismp. 46
A Plagiarism-Awareness Exercisep. 48
One More Word of Advicep. 51
Exercisesp. 52
Getting Started: Writingp. 53
Getting Started: Prewriting Activitiesp. 55
Freewritingp. 56
Outliningp. 58
Writing a First Draftp. 63
Trick Drafts: Starting with the Roughest Draftp. 64
Writing a Hypothesis and Composing Paragraphsp. 65
A Recommended Order for Drafting APA-Style Papersp. 67
Writing Subsequent Draftsp. 69
Three Issues to Considerp. 69
Suggestions for Further Improvementp. 71
How Many Drafts?p. 72
Revising: Top to Bottom Every Timep. 73
Revisiting a Draftp. 74
Seeking Feedbackp. 77
Professor, Peer, or Writing Center?p. 77
How to (Graciously) Receive Feedbackp. 78
How to (Graciously) Give Feedbackp. 79
Exercisesp. 80
Writing APA-Style Papers: Content and Guidancep. 81
Benefits of APA Stylep. 81
Bem's Hourglass Model for Empirical Writingsp. 82
Writing the Empirical, or Research, Paper in APA stylep. 82
Titlep. 82
Abstractp. 85
Introductionp. 88
Methodp. 93
Resultsp. 98
Discussionp. 99
Referencesp. 102
Tables and Figuresp. 102
Appendixp. 103
Author Notep. 103
A Sample Research Paperp. 104
Writing an Article Critiquep. 115
Writing a Research Proposalp. 115
Writing a Literature Review Paperp. 117
Writing a Theory Paperp. 118
Exercisesp. 119
Writing Up Resultsp. 120
Conveying Statistical Results in Wordsp. 120
Starting with a Hypothetical Research Resultp. 120
Organizing the Results Sectionp. 124
Reflecting Further on Your Resultsp. 127
New APA Guidelines on Statistical Methodsp. 127
Meaning Before Numbers: The MAGIC Criteriap. 128
Exercisesp. 129
Citing References in APA Stylep. 130
Citations and Referencesp. 130
Learning the Psychological Literature by Reading References Sectionsp. 131
Basic Citation Mechanicsp. 132
Citing References Within Textp. 132
Quoting and Paraphrasingp. 134
Citing Secondary Sourcesp. 140
Formats for APA-Style Referencesp. 141
Journal Articlesp. 142
Booksp. 143
Edited Booksp. 144
Chapters in Edited Booksp. 144
Magazine or Newspaper Articlesp. 144
Presentations at Professional Meetings or Conferencesp. 145
Electronic (Online) Sourcesp. 145
Reviewsp. 147
Personal Communicationsp. 147
Letters to the Editorp. 147
Dissertations and Master's Thesesp. 147
Unpublished Manuscripts or Datap. 148
Exercisesp. 150
Displaying Data in Tables and Figuresp. 151
Tablesp. 151
Constructing a Tablep. 152
Figuresp. 155
Constructing a Figurep. 157
Exercisesp. 158
Formatting and Proofreading Your Paperp. 160
Grammar Guidelinesp. 160
Punctuation Basicsp. 164
Some Common Usage Errors in Student Writingp. 167
Checking Your Spellingp. 169
Checking Your Writing Voice: Be Active, Not Passivep. 170
Using Inclusive Languagep. 171
Gender and Sexp. 173
Race and Ethnicityp. 175
Guidelines for Formatting in APA Stylep. 175
Title Pagep. 176
Page Numberingp. 177
Headings and Subheadingsp. 177
Quickly Checking a Paper's Formatp. 178
Proofreading the Penultimate Draft: Once More with Feelingp. 178
Exercisesp. 182
Beyond Writing: Presenting Psychological Researchp. 183
The Call for Papersp. 183
Understanding Call Types and Requirementsp. 184
Knowing Your Audiencep. 186
The Talkp. 188
Outlining a Talkp. 189
Preparing Overheads, Slides, and Handoutsp. 190
Computer-Aided Presentationsp. 190
Practice, Practice, Practicep. 192
Giving the Talk: Be a Pro, Avoid the Consp. 192
Symposia: Talks in Commonp. 196
Student Symposiap. 196
Poster Presentationsp. 197
Knowing What to Expectp. 198
Creating a Poster: Less Is More-and More Is a Borep. 199
Return to Writing: Submitting Your Research to a Journalp. 202
Student Journalsp. 203
Professional Journalsp. 203
Submission, Peer Review, and Editorial Decision: A Process Outlinep. 205
Patience, Patience, Patiencep. 207
Exercisesp. 208
Some Journals in Psychologyp. 209
Referencesp. 213
Creditsp. 223
Indexp. 227
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