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    1. APA Style Writing Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD Psi Chi Drexel University

    3. It starts with your sources What types of sources do you want? What makes a source reputable? How do you locate reputable sources? Library catalogue: online or in-person

    4. Databases PsycINFO PsycCRITIQUES OVID MEDLINE Mental Measurements Yearbook

    5. The Research Paper What sections are included? Title Page Abstract Body of the Paper References Appendixes

    6. The Research Paper Title Page Title of your paper/ Running head Authors name Abstract One-paragraph summary (75-120 words) Should highlight critical points made in the main body Body of the Paper Introduces the need for/ purpose of the paper Summarizes (& cites) relevant literature/ theoretical implications Organized by subheadings

    7. The Research Paper References page Includes a complete citation for each source used If you used it, list it AND if it is listed, you better have used it!! Hanging indent: Schmidt, K.S. & Gallo, J.L. (2007). The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD). Lutz, FL: PAR, Inc. Appendixes Appear at the end after the references Used to supply raw data, materials used or developed, anything professor may ask to see from your sources

    8. How to write effectively Identify your purpose Know your audience Write clearly and fairly Be concise and precise Grammar!!!! spelling & organization!!! Be interesting Citations in APA style

    9. APA Style APA Publication Manual (5th ed.) Ensures consistency across publications Provides formatting guidelines for all aspects of the writing process: Organization, bias & clarity of language Margins, pagination, citations, referencing

    10. Common Errors Neglecting to refer to the APA manual Overuse of direct quotes Synthesis is key!!! Present ideas in your own words NOT PROOFREADING!!!!! Leads to mistakes in: credibility, punctuation, grammar, spelling, formatting, clarity, logic .

    11. Questions?? The primary source for scientific writing in psychology is the APA Publication ManualThe primary source for scientific writing in psychology is the APA Publication Manual

    12. Sources American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Dunn, D.S. (2008) A Short Guide to Writing About Psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Pearson Education, Inc. Shaughnessy, J.J., Zechmeister, E.B., & Zechmeister, J.S. (2008). Research Methods in Psychology (8th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

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