Reporting Research in Psychology: How to Meet Journal Article Reporting Standards

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American Psychological Association, 2011 - Psychology - 137 pages
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Reporting Research in Psychology provides practical guidance on understanding and implementing journal article reporting standards (JARS) and meta-analyses reporting standards (MARS). Described for the first time in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual, these standards were designed to make the reporting of results both comprehensive and uniform Reporting standards, now widely used in the behavioral, social, educational, and medical sciences, provide transparency to the research process and make the generalization of results across studies more precise. In this book, Harris Cooper includes carefully chosen examples from articles published in APA journals that illustrate how JARS and MARS can be incorporated into various types of research studies, with engaging and helpful commentaries on each item. This book fills an important gap in the literature and is essential reading for undergraduate students in research methods classes as well as graduate students and early career researchers.

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This reference serves as a handy and welcome supplement to the APA publication guide, particularly as it focuses on satisfying the JARS and MARS requirements. Course instructors may find this a helpful resource in introducing graduate course work or upper-level undergraduate writing emphases. This handbook provides a fantastic array of samples that exemplify and contrasts points. The author does not claim to provide an exhaustive overview but rather a thorough foundation for preparing publishable experiments and quasi-experiments. 

Contents

The Title Page Abstract
13
The Method Section
23
Reporting a MetaAnalysis
97
How the Journal Article Reporting Standards JARS
105
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About the author (2011)

Harris M. Cooper is professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University. He earned his doctorate degree in social psychology from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include research synthesis, applications of social and developmental psychology to educational policy issues, homework, school calendars, and afterschool programs.

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