Writing with Style APA Style for Social Work

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole

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WRITING WITH STYLE: APA STYLE FOR SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition, applies a proven "learning through modeling" approach to help readers master the elements of writing research papers and other professional documents in APA style. In addition to reviewing APA style basics, the book includes numerous integrated writing exercises to help readers apply what they learn and hone their skills by practicing writing professional literature. Further support is provided through resources such as sample outlines, title pages, abstracts, and numerous templates included throughout the book as references.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Writing With Stylep. 1
The Stylistic Distinction for Scientific Journalsp. 2
Why Practitioners Need to Read Research Articlesp. 4
Getting Startedp. 5
Why Are We Not Using APA Style in this Book?p. 7
Ethics and Writingp. 9
Using Exact Words and Sentence Structurep. 11
Changing Words and Sentence Structurep. 12
Changing the Formatp. 13
Borrowing and Recycling Ideasp. 14
Technical Phrases and Attributionp. 15
The Internetp. 16
General Writing Techniquesp. 19
Referring to Other Authorsp. 19
Words and Phrases to Collectp. 21
Words and Phrases to Avoidp. 27
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 34
Grammar and Punctuation Mattersp. 37
Parallel Constructionp. 37
Half-Empty Comparisonsp. 40
Agreementp. 41
Run-On Sentence or Comma Splicep. 43
Punctuationp. 45
Important Differences Between People and Thingsp. 47
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 48
Writing an Introductionp. 49
What Was Done and Whyp. 51
Relevance of the Research Questionp. 56
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 58
Writing the Literature Reviewp. 59
What Has Been Written or Researched?p. 61
Looking for Literature to Reviewp. 64
Reviewing the Empirical Literaturep. 67
Appraising the Literaturep. 70
Synthesizing the Literaturep. 72
What Was Done and Whyp. 73
Organizing the Literature Reviewp. 73
Use Headingsp. 76
Here Is an Example of Such a Headingp. 77
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 79
Writing the Method Sectionp. 81
Organizationp. 81
Participantsp. 83
Procedurep. 90
Materials and Measuresp. 92
Remember Your Audiencep. 96
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 97
Writing the Results Sectionp. 101
Statisticsp. 101
Data Displays: Tables and Figuresp. 109
Useful Rulesp. 115
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 116
Writing the Discussion Sectionp. 119
Discussion of the Resultsp. 122
Implications for Theory, Research, and/or Practicep. 125
Limitations and Directions for Future Researchp. 128
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 131
Writing the Abstractp. 133
Location and Lengthp. 134
Contentsp. 135
Stylep. 139
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 141
Listing Referencesp. 143
Word Processing Tipsp. 144
Alphabetizingp. 144
Journal Article Referencep. 146
Chapter in an Edited Bookp. 148
An Authored Bookp. 150
Electronic Referencesp. 150
Historical and Archival Referencesp. 152
References in the Body of the Manuscriptp. 153
Referencing the DSMp. 155
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 156
Preparing the Title Page and Formatting Your Manuscriptp. 159
Writing a Titlep. 159
Elements of the Title Pagep. 162
Formattingp. 164
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 165
Polishing the Paperp. 167
Step 1: Rewrite and Revisep. 167
Step 2: Edit and Rewritep. 171
Step 3: Proofread (Not a Rewrite)p. 172
Final Touchesp. 173
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 174
Preparing a Presentationp. 175
Poster Presentationsp. 175
Oral Presentationsp. 182
Looking Back and Looking Aheadp. 186
Referencesp. 187
Indexp. 189
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