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Handouts on APA  Format Understanding and  Communicating Research  in Psychology
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Searching the literature Scientific research is Peer reviewed – process whereby the editor  of a journal sends submitted manuscripts out  to be reviewed by other researchers in the  same field of study. Reviewed blind – the reviewers are not aware  of the author of the article they are reviewing  and the author does not know who the  reviewers are.
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Finding the literature Research Journals Bibliographic databases ERIC PsycINFO
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Searching the literature Typical research article layout: Abstract Introduction Methods Results Discussion The literature also includes review articles,  books, chapters, edited books, etc.
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The research article The Abstract – comprehensive summary  of the  article describing what was done, to  whom, and what was found. The Introduction – background on the  research problem. Provides details and summaries of findings  from previous research on the concepts Should end with a purpose statement and  research hypothesis
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The research article Independent or Grouping Variable –  the variable that is manipulated by the researcher. Participant variables – inherent in the participants
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PSY 3335 taught by Professor Osborne during the Summer '10 term at Texas State.

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