Find the Citation Error:A Quick Quiz on APA Style UW School of Social Work Kevin Kawamoto email@example.com Room 6 (206) 221-6141
Directions All of the following slides marked, “Catch the Error,” break one or more APA citation rule. See if you can find the error(s), explain the error and then revise the citation so that it is in conformity with APA style.
Catch the Error #1 • Hollingshead measured aggressiveness in children before and after exposure to violent videogames (2002, p. 15). Revised:
Catch the Error #2 • Neither group showed any significant growth (Wong and Tuttle 2005). Revised:
Catch the Error #3 • Duffy & Petronius (2002, p. 23) found that none of the subjects showed improvement. Revised:
Catch the Error #4 • Boyle (1998, 1998, 1998) found in three separate studies that the rats had higher stress hormone levels after exposure. [Assume the three studies were done in 1998 and each was published separately that year.] Revised:
Catch the Error #5 • Parker (2003) found that there was “no significant difference between the treatment group and the control group.” Revised:
Catch the Error #6 • When contacted, Habbib had no useful explanation except that “mistakes were made” (phone call, 2005). Revised:
Catch the Error #7 • Bretschneider, John Garrett and McCoy, Nancy Lewis, 1968. Sexual Interest and Behavior in Healthy 80- 102-Year-Olds. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 14, pp. 343-350.
Catch the Error #8 • Hashimoto, Thomas. (March 13, 2000, p. 23). Seeing Red in November. Newsweek, vol. 199.
Catch the Error #9 • Pinkerton (originally published in 1844, reprinted in 2001) believed that democracy was a two-edged sword. Socrates (400 B.C.) felt the same way.
Catch the Error #10 • Most experts believed the effects would be disastrous (NIMH 2000). For example, 8 of those surveyed believed supplies would run out within 24 hours. Not surprisingly, only 2 out of 15 thought survival was possible after thirty-six hours. (Assume NIMH is introduced here for the first time.)
Reference American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.