Writing papers in psychology: a student guide to research reports, literature reviews, proposals, posters, and handouts
1. GETTING STARTED. Where to Begin. Focusing on Your Objective. Scheduling Time. Choosing a Topic. Narrowing the Topic. Knowing Your Audience and Topic. Cultivating an Understanding. 2. FINDING AND USING REFERENCE MATERIALS. Defining the Problem. Looking Over Maya's Shoulder. Using the Online Catalog and Browsing the Stacks. PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycBOOKS, and PsycEXTRA. InfoTrac and the Web of Science. Other Print Resources in the Library. Taking Notes in the Library. Source Credibility. Additional Tips. Library Etiquette. 3. DEVELOPING A PROPOSAL. Object of the Proposal. The Literature Review Proposal. The Research Proposal. Ethical Considerations. Tempus Fugit. 4. PLANNING THE RESEARCH REPORT. Three Broad Research Approaches. The Basic Structure. Abstract. Introduction. Method. Results. Discussion. References. End Material. Organizing Your Thoughts. 5. OUTLINING THE REVIEW PAPER. Where to Start. The Rough Outline. Making Ideas Parallel. Putting Ideas in Order. Template for Writing and Note Taking. Outlining After the Fact. 6. COMMUNICATING STATISTICAL INFORMATION. Four Guidelines: CASE. Reporting Results Clearly. Reporting Results Accurately. Reporting Results Precisely. Reporting Enough Information. Pentimento. Annotated Readings. 7. WRITING AND POLISHING. Sorting Through Your Material. The Self-Motivator Statement. The Opening. Settling Down to Write. Ethics of Writing and Reporting. Avoiding Plagiarism. Lazy Writing. Tone. Nonsexist Language. Voice. Verb Tense. Agreement of Subject and Verb. Common Usage Errors. Numerals. More on Punctuation. Punctuation in Quoted Passages. Revising and Polishing. 8. PRODUCING THE FINAL MANUSCRIPT. General Pointers. Title Page Format. Headings. Italicizing. Citations in Text. Tables and Figures. List of References. Proofing and Correcting. 9. CRAFTING A POSTER AND A CONCISE REPORT. Posters and Handout Reports. Guidelines for the Poster. Guidelines for the Concise Report. Appendix A: Jane Doe's Research Report. Appendix B: John Smith's Review Paper. Index.
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PREFACE FOR INSTRUCTORS
Flowchart to walk you through writing papers
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