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The Principles of Writing in Psychology
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A Note to Students.- Introduction.- PART 1: ACADEMIC PAPERS.- Writing and Thinking.- Scientific Writing.- Style.- Academic Standards.- PART 2: SOURCES.- Evaluating Sources.- Citing Sources.- Quotations.- The Reference List.- PART 3: WRITING.- Writing a Paper.- Drafts and Editing.- PART 4: ESSAYS AND LITERATURE REVIEWS.- An Overview of Essays and Literature Reviews.- Preparation and Planning of a Paper.- Writing an Essay or Literature Review.- PART 5: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH.- An Overview of a Research Report.- Preparation and Planning pf a Research Report.- Writing a Research Report.- Reporting Statistics.- Using Figures and Tables.- Preparing Figures and Tables.- PART 6: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.- Qualitative Research Reports.- PART 7: RESOURCE MATERIAL.- Grammar.- Punctuation.- Spelling and Capitalization.- Abbreviations and Numbers.- Typing and Presentation.- Marking Papers.- APPENDICES.- Recommended Presentation Style Requirements for Student Papers.- Examples of Citing Common Sources.- Examples of Presentation of Publication Details in a Reference List.- Common Standard Abbreviations.- Abbreviations Commonly used in Statistics.- Typing Format for Headings and Subheadings.- Headings and Subheadings for a Simple Research Report.- Headings and Subheadings for a Multiple Experiment Research Report.- An Example of a Research Report.- An Example of a Poorly Written Research Report.- Checklist.

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'A bible for psychology students when preparing coursework...I would heartily recommend it to any student sensible enough to care about writing and communication skills.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Author

THOMAS R. SMYTH is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. He has also held academic appointments at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of Canberra. He is the author of Writing in Psychology: A Student Guide.

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'A bible for psychology students when preparing coursework...I would heartily recommend it to any student sensible enough to care about writing and communication skills.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

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