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Publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

Author: American Psychological Association.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 6. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Style manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: American Psychological Association.
ISBN: 9781433805592 1433805596 9781433805615 1433805618 9781433805622 1433805626
OCLC Number: 794606731
Description: xviii, 272 s. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Writing for the behavioral and social sciences --
Types of articles ; Ethical and legal standards in publishing ; Ensuring the accuracy of scientific knowledge ; Protecting the rights and welfare of research participants ; Protecting intellectual property rights --
Manuscript structure and content --
Journal article reporting standards ; Manuscript elements ; Sample papers --
Writing clearly and concisely --
Organization ; Writing style ; Reducing bias in language ; General guidelines for reducing bias ; Reducing bias by topic ; Grammar and usage --
Mechanics of style --
Punctuation ; Spelling ; Capitalization ; Italics ; Abbreviations ; Numbers ; Metrication ; Statistical and mathematical copy ; Equations --
Displaying results --
General guidance on table and figures ; Tables ; Figures ; Presenting electrophysiological, radiological, and other biological data --
Crediting sources --
When to cite ; Quoting and paraphrasing ; Citing references in text ; Reference list ; Reference components --
Reference examples --
Types and variations ; Examples by type ; Appendix 7-1: References to legal materials --
Publication process --
Editorial process ; Author responsibilities --
Appendix: Journal article reporting standards (JARS), Meta-analysis reporting standards (MARS), and flow of participants through each stage of an experiment or quasi-experiment.

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Offers guidance on different aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. This title also offers guidance on choosing the  Read more...

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