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Condition: New ISBN-10: 1433805618
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Author: American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Staff Language: English
Publication Year: 2009 Subject: Psychology


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The APA guide provides even more support and advice than ever before to those in the social sciences for whom communication is essential. It provides guidance on the writing and publication processes for those writing papers and articles for professional purposes, and it sets the standards for citing sources. It provides new information on using statistics and on presenting large amounts of information in tables, charts, graphs, as well as in electronic presentation. And it forthrightly addresses a myriad of ethical issues, includng plagiarism.

The "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" by the American Psychological Association staff is a compilation medical reference manual for the study of behavioral science. The information supplied in this book is intended to be used by colleagues, students, and teachers for learning purposes. Editors also reference "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" for technical terminology that may be required for research articles. Data is presented to readers in the form of tables, statistics, and general text. In addition, the group of American Psychological Association staff that worked together to compile this medical publication are highly trained and skilled professionals who are active in this field of expertise. "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is full of easy-to-read terminology and explanations of mental and behavioral flaws that a person may experience, as well as some problem-solving techniques to help deal with those problems. This manual serves as a factual and educational compilation of actual data used from case studies by professionals, in addition to general terminology references.

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Key Details
AuthorAmerican Psychological Association, American Psychological Association Staff
Number Of Pages300 pages
Publication Date2009-07-15
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association

Additional Details
Edition Number6
Copyright Date2010

Weight18.9 Oz

Target Audience
GroupScholarly & Professional

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LC Classification NumberBF76.7.P83 2010
Dewey Decimal808/.06615
Dewey Edition22

Publisher's Note
THE PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures. The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include--new ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification; --new journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision; --simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication; --updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards; --new guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations --new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media; --significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, including electrophysiological and biological data; --consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information; and --expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review; a discussion of ethical, legal, and policy requirements in publication; and guidelines on working with the publisher while the article is in press. Key to this edition of the Publication Manual is an updated and expanded Web presence. Visit to --Look up additional supplemental material keyed to the book--Test your knowledge of APA Style with a free tutorial on style basics--Learn about the changes in the sixth edition with a free tutorial reviewing key revisions--Sign up for an on-line course to enrich and enhance your understanding of APA Style--Read the APA Style blog and share your comments on writing and referencing --Consult frequently asked questions to sharpen your understanding of APA Style--Examine additional resources on such topics as ethics, statistics, and writing--Familiarize yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals

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