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Discussing the APA-Style Discussion Section
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Beginning to write Discussion Please read pages 35-36 of the APA manual before attempting to write the Discussion. The Discussion heading is centered and boldfaced. This section is not started on a new page. Just follow the Results section immediately.
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Purpose of the Discussion Section Review of Hypotheses and Supporting or Non-supporting Evidence. Explanation of data. Theoretical or Practical Interpretation of Findings. Suggestion of Issues for Future Research.
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Suggested Structure Review of hypotheses and supporting and non- supporting evidence. Briefly reiterate the fundamental issues that were addressed in the study. (in purple text in following example) For each issue, present the evidence that supported and failed to support the predictions or expectations. (in green) Avoid extensive recounting of results.
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Discussion Our goal in this experiment was to directly test the memory basis of the route angularity effect. We did this by manipulating whether or not participants engaged in a concurrent spatial task during navigation and also manipulating whether or not the delay before estimating path sizes was filled with a task that required spatial resources. Both of these tasks were designed to disrupt fine-grain memory for path distances and thus increase reliance on categorical memory, which would include information about the number of turns on each path.
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Our results were consistent with the prediction from the dual coding hypothesis that route angularity effects would increase when fine-grain memory representation is
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 228 taught by Professor Hutcheson during the Spring '10 term at South Carolina.

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