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Unformatted text preview: Types of APA Journal Articles Writing Papers in Writing Papers in Psychology: An Ps Introduction to APA Articles, Manuscripts, and Format Format Primary Primary articles report/describe author’s current work work - First report of an experiment or set of irst experiments experiments hint: hint: look for a “Method” section Secondary Secondary articles review and summarize existing literature (previously published studies) on on that topic - Less detailed than primary articles Purpose of “APA format” • Publish results so that others can evaluate, replicate our findings replicate our findings • Formatting requirements maintain quality and make papers easier to read make papers easier to read Source Source of APA Format • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (aka APA Publication Manual) provides guidelines -describes formatting formatting -describes style • Manuscripts submitted to most psychology jou journals must follow these guidelines gu Basics of APA format Seven main parts: •Title page •Abstract •Introduction •Method •Results •Discussion •References + figure captions, figures, and tables *** As you write your APA-style manuscript, MAKE IT LOOK JUST LIKE THE SAMPLE MAKE IT LOOK JUST LIKE THE SAMPLE MANUSCRIPTS. **** Contents of Major Parts TITLE PAGE: title, authors’ names, affiliations, running head ABSTRACT: one paragraph, < 150 words, summary of entire paragraph 150 words summary of entire paper Helps reader decide if article will be useful reader decide if article will be useful INTRODUCTION: introduces problem, summarizes literature, provides support and rationale for the study, briefly describes design, states hypothesis METHOD: describes exactly how study was conducted Primary sources always have method sections Contents Contents of Major Parts RESULTS: describes and summarizes the data DISCUSSION: explanation and implications of the results, th describes how results relate to previous literature REFERENCES: list of sources cited in the manuscript, alphabetical by first author’s last name ** FIGURE CAPTIONS, FIGURES, TABLES: placed at end Overall Structure of a Primary Research Article Article HourHour-glass figures, not just for supermodels anymore Formatting References Very SPECIFIC guidelines (order of information, punctuation italics indenting etc punctuation, italics, indenting, etc.) USE “Formatting References” handout! Mistakes = A Way To Quickly Lose Points In This Class Class Example Reference Baranski, J. V., & Petrusic, W. M. (1998). Probing the locus of confidence judgments: Experiments on the time to determine confidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perceptual and Performance, 24, 929–945. doi:10.1037/00961523.24.3.929 ...
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