APA Publication Manual Summary

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Summarizing the Publication 1 -1Running head: APA PUBLICATION MANUAL SUMMARY Summarizing the Publication Manual created by the American Psychological Association Anthony T. Campbell Westmont College
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Summarizing the Publication 2 Abstract The purpose of this paper was to briefly summarize the format, content, and style of a manuscript that would be a written report of empirical research. A written report of empirical study in Psychology must adhere to guidelines established by the American Psychological Association (APA) if seeking publication. This paper is formatted accordingly and summarizes the descriptions found on pages 10-30 of the APA Publication Manual of the sections and subsections of the body of a manuscript. Summaries occur within their respective sections, which are the introduction , method , results , and discussion . This paper may serve as a template for later APA-style reports; however, it contains little discussion of appendices , footnotes , tables , or figures that might be contained within such reports.
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Summarizing the Publication 3 Summarizing the Publication Manual created by the American Psychological Association Introduction In a true report of empirical study, the introduction would not actually be labeled; its location in relation to the rest of the text is enough of an indication (American Psychological Association [APA], 2001). Also, the introduction should be only one or two paragraphs long. Stylistically, the introduction should not be too technical; it is should facilitate the acclimation of the reader to the study. The introduction is the section in which the problem studied is identified, along with the method of study (American Psychological Association, 2001). A brief, non-exhaustive history regarding the subject and/or problem would also be useful in placing the study in proper context. That is to say, the reader should be made to understand where this report fits in with relevant studies that were previously conducted (American Psychological Association, 2001). The introduction should inform the reader of the significance of studying the said problem, the hypothesis and reason for it, the design of the methods employed, and the meaning and context
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