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APA Style 1 Writing in APA Style Denise M. Wallace Psychology 461, Section 001 Professor Deanna Larus January 17, 2008
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APA Style 2 Writing in APA Style In psychology there are different ways to write and reference ones essay or paper. The American Psychology Association has set up guidelines for students, as well as psychologists, to use. It is imperative for those who are entering the field to write a paper using the correct style and format. Differences of Articles When writing a research paper, or theoretical article, a student would use the format that this paper has been written. However, when writing an empirical article that will be used by journals, and perhaps published, one has to write in a different format. The difference between an empirical and theoretical article is: empirical articles will be based solely on experiment and observation; while a theoretical article is based on ones own theory which has not been applied. It is ones own speculation. The APA Research Style Crib Sheet (Fall 2006) states that empirical articles should include: a) an abstract, which is a brief, concise description of the research, and would be written in italics. This would follow the title page; b) centered headings should be bold font; c) all tables, graphs/figures should be placed in the text closest to where they are first mentioned. Tables and
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