|aPublication manual of the American Psychological Association.
|aWashington, DC :|bAmerican Psychological Association,|cc2010.
|axviii, 272 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 255-257) and index.
|aList of tables and figures -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Organization of the sixth edition -- Specific changes in the sixth edition -- How to use the publication manual -- 1: Writing For The Behavioral And Social Sciences -- Types of Articles -- Empirical studies -- Literature reviews -- Theoretical articles -- Methodological articles -- Case studies -- Other types of articles -- Ethical and legal standards in publishing -- Ensuring the accuracy of scientific knowledge -- Ethical reporting of research results -- Data retention and sharing -- Duplicate and piecemeal publication of data -- Plagiarism and self-plagiarism -- Protection the rights and welfare of research participants -- Rights and confidentiality of research participants -- Conflict of interest -- Protecting intellectual property rights -- Publication credit -- Reviewers -- Author's copyright on an unpublished manuscript -- Planning for ethical compliance -- 2: Manuscript Structure And Content -- Journal article reporting standards -- Manuscript elements -- Title -- Author's name (byline) and institutional affiliation -- Author note -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Multiple experiments -- Meta-analyses -- References -- Footnotes -- Appendices and supplemental materials -- Sample papers -- 3: Writing Clearly And Concisely -- Organization -- Length -- Organizing a manuscript with headings -- Levels of heading -- Seriation -- Writing style -- Continuity in presentation of ideas -- Smoothness of expression -- Tone -- Economy of expression -- Precision and clarity -- Linguistic devices -- Strategies to improve writing style -- Reducing bias in language -- General guidelines for reducing bias -- Guideline 1: Describe at the appropriate level of specificity -- Guideline 2: Be sensitive to labels -- Guideline 3: Acknowledge participation -- Reducing bias by topic -- Gender -- Sexual orientation -- Racial and ethnic identity -- Disabilities -- Age -- Historical and interpretive inaccuracies -- Grammar and usages -- Verbs -- Agreement of subject and verb -- Pronouns -- Misplaced and dangling modifiers and use of adverbs -- Relative pronouns and subordinate conjunctions -- Parallel construction -- 4: Mechanics Of Style -- Punctuation -- Spacing after punctuation marks -- Period -- Comma -- Semicolon -- Colon -- Dash -- Quotation marks -- Double or single quotation marks -- Parentheses -- Brackets -- Slash -- Spelling -- Preferred spelling -- Hyphenation -- Capitalization -- Words beginning a sentence -- Major words in title and headings -- Proper nouns and trade names -- Nouns followed by numerals or letters -- Title of tests -- Names of conditions or groups in an experiment -- Names of factors, variables, and effects -- Italics -- Use of italics -- Abbreviations -- Use of abbreviations -- Explanation of abbreviations -- Abbreviations accepted as words -- Abbreviations used often in APA journals -- Latin abbreviations -- Scientific abbreviations -- Other abbreviations -- Plurals of abbreviations --
|aFrom the Publisher: With millions of copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental. In addition to providing clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style, the Publication Manual offers an authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system and comprehensive coverage of the treatment of numbers, metrication, statistical and mathematical data, tables, and figures for use in writing, reports, or presentations. The new edition has been revised and updated to include: The latest guidelines and examples for referencing electronic and online sources; New and revised guidelines for submitting papers electronically; Improved guidelines for avoiding plagiarism; Simplified formatting guidelines for writers using up-to-date word-processing software; All new guidelines for presenting case studies; Improved guidelines for the construction of tables; Updates on copyright and permissions issues for writers. New reference examples for audiovisual media and patents; An expanded and improved index for quick and easy access; Writers, scholars, and professionals will also find: New guidelines on how to choose text, tables, or figures to present data; Guidelines for writing cover letters for submitting articles for publication, plus a sample letter; Expanded guidelines on the retention of raw data; New advice on establishing written agreements for the use of shared data; New information on the responsibilities of co-authors.
|aSocial sciences|xAuthorship|vStyle manuals.
|aPsychological literature|xPublishing|vHandbooks, manuals, etc.
|aSocial science literature|xPublishing|vHandbooks, manuals, etc.