9781405158794

Effective Writing in Psychology : Papers, Posters, and Presentations

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    9781405158794

  • ISBN10:

    1405158794

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-03-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Writing and communication skills are invaluable tools for both students and professionals in the field of psychology. This book helps users to generate crisp scientific communication in psychology. The book aids students, writers, and speakers at all levels refine their skills by guiding them at every stage of the process. In a practical and accessible way, the authors teach readers how to make concise, unambiguous arguments; document their sources; and render technical information clear and comprehensible. Including the standards of writing found in the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association, this book Focuses on principles of good writing as well as writing in APA style Offers tips on creating poster presentations, giving talks, writing for internet publishing, and making presentations to institutional review boards (IRBs) Highlights methods for selecting a research topic and for organizing papers Provides a separate section on how to communicate statistics

Author Biography

Bernard C. Beins is Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Ithaca College. He has written extensively and throughout his career has been active in the scholarship of teaching. His publications include Research Methods: A Tool for Life (2004).

Agatha M. Beins has earned a Master's Degree in Women's Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She is currently a doctoral student in Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Writing in Psychologyp. 1
Organizing and Developing Your Ideas and Writingp. 11
Formulating Your Ideasp. 13
Assessing Your Sourcesp. 25
How to Conduct a Literature Searchp. 37
How to Read and Summarize a Journal Articlep. 49
Organizing a Paperp. 59
Elements of Stylep. 71
Communicating Statisticsp. 85
Preparing APA Format Papersp. 95
Writing a Thesis or a Term Paperp. 97
The Introduction Sectionp. 109
The Method Sectionp. 119
The Resultsp. 131
The Discussion Sectionp. 153
References: Citations in the Text and the Reference Listp. 161
Final Touches: The Abstract and Formatting Detailsp. 175
Communicating Beyond the Research Paperp. 195
Creating Poster Presentationsp. 197
Giving Oral Presentationsp. 209
Presenting Your Work on the Internetp. 219
Submitting Your Plan to an Ethics Committeep. 227
Example of APA-Style Manuscript with Common Errorsp. 237
Corrected APA-Style Manuscriptp. 247
Referencesp. 255
Subject Indexp. 261
Author Indexp. 267
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