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Table of Contents
|Why Psychology Students (and Not Just English Majors) Have to Write||p. 1|
|Telling a Good Story With Scientific Information: Can It Be Done?||p. 8|
|Why Do We Tell the Scientific Story?||p. 11|
|Types of Assignments||p. 11|
|Meeting Audience Needs: What Is the Instructor Asking for?||p. 14|
|Why APA Style and Format Exist||p. 17|
|Starting Your Paper: Finding the Thread of Your Story||p. 21|
|Selecting a Topic||p. 21|
|Developing a Thesis Statement or a Research Question||p. 24|
|Uncovering the Backstory, Part 1: Your Library Search Strategy||p. 27|
|What Sources Are Allowed?||p. 34|
|Extracting the Useful Nuggets From a Literature Search||p. 37|
|Uncovering the Backstory, Part 2: Primary and Secondary Sources||p. 38|
|Evaluating Sources||p. 40|
|Which Information Is Most Pertinent?||p. 42|
|Keeping Track of Ideas||p. 48|
|Keeping Track of Sources||p. 49|
|Alternate Methods of Recording and Using Research Notes||p. 51|
|How to Write Your Psychology Paper With Style: General Tips||p. 53|
|Why Instructors Like to Read Stylish Papers||p. 56|
|Audience Approval Meter: Ask What You Are Being Graded On||p. 64|
|Telling and Retelling Your Story: Drafting, Editing, Revising, and Proofreading||p. 64|
|How to Avoid Plagiarism With Style and Good Academic Citizenship||p. 73|
|Quiz Yourself on APA Style||p. 78|
|Bringing the Audience Up to Speed With Literature Reviews||p. 89|
|Literature Reviews Provide Story Context||p. 90|
|Guiding Principles for Writing Literature Reviews||p. 91|
|Reassembling Pieces of the Story: Synthesis||p. 92|
|Organizing a Literature Review||p. 95|
|Sample Literature Review||p. 97|
|Telling an Original Story Through a Research Paper||p. 105|
|Set the Tone: Introduction and Sample||p. 106|
|Total Transparency: Method Section and Sample||p. 107|
|What Happened, but Not Why: Results Section and Sample||p. 114|
|Explain and Question Again: Discussion Section and Sample||p. 118|
|The Rest of the Story: Title, Abstract, References, and Tables||p. 133|
|Titles and Abstracts for Posterity's Sake||p. 134|
|References: Your Paper's Pedigree||p. 135|
|Tables at a Glance||p. 136|
|Putting It All Together||p. 137|
|Sample Research Paper, Completed||p. 137|
|Reshaping Your Story for Different Audiences: Other Types of Writing in Psychology||p. 163|
|Oral Presentations at Conferences||p. 164|
|Poster Presentations||p. 165|
|Writing for the Web||p. 167|
|Essay Exams||p. 171|
|Writing for Pleasure and Insight||p. 172|
|About the Author||p. 191|
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