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Research Paper (APA Style Guide)

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APA Style Guide The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010) provides a comprehensive reference guide to writing using APA style, organization, and content. The purpose of this document is to provide a common core of elements of APA style that should help you with this assignment. I. General Document Guidelines A. Margins : One inch on all sides (top, bottom, left, right) B. Font Size and Type : 12-pt. font (Times Roman) C. Spacing : Double-space throughout the paper D. Pagination : The page number appears one inch from the top right edge of the paper, beginning with the title page. E. Active voice : As a general rule, use the active voice rather than the passive voice. For example, use "We predicted that ..." rather than "It was predicted that ..." II. Title Page A. Pagination : The Title Page is page 1. B. Key Elements : Paper title, author, author affiliation C. Paper Title : Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the page. D. Author ): Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the line following the title. E. Institutional affiliation : Uppercase and lowercase letters, centered on the line following the author. *See sample title page. 1
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APA Style Guide III. Text citations: Source material must be documented in the body of the paper by citing the author(s) and date(s) of the sources. The underlying principle is that ideas and words of others must be formally acknowledged. The reader can obtain the full source citation from the list of references that follows the body of the paper. A. When the names of the authors of a source are part of the formal structure of the sentence, the year of publication appears in parentheses following the identification of the authors. Consider the following example: Wirth and Mitchell (1994) found that although there was a reduction in insulin dosage over a period of two weeks in the treatment condition compared to the control condition, the difference was not statistically significant. [
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