This book helps students, writers and speakers at all levels refine their communication skills by guiding them at every stage of the process. * Focuses on principles of good writing and writing in APA style * Offers tips on internet publishing, poster presentations, and making presentations to Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) * Highlights methods for selecting a research topic, organizing papers and communicating statistics in an accessible way
Table of Contents
1. Writing in Psychology. Part I: Organizing and Developing Your Ideas and Writing:. 2. Formulating your Ideas. 3. Assessing Your Sources. 4. How to Conduct a Literature Search. 5. How to Read and Summarize a Journal Article. 6. Organizing a Paper. 7. Elements of Style. 8. Communicating Statistics. Part II: Preparing APA Format Papers:. 9. Writing a Thesis or a Term Paper. 10. The Introduction Section. 11. The Methods Section. 12. The Results. 13. The Discussion Section. 14. References: Citations in the Text and the Reference List. 15. Final Touches: The Abstract and Formatting Details. Part III: Communicating Beyond the Research Paper:. 16. Creating Poster Presentations. 17. Giving Oral Presentations. 18. Presenting your Work on the Internet. 19. Submitting Your Plan to an Ethics Committee. Appendix A: Example of APA-Style Manuscript with Common Errors". Appendix B: Corrected APA-Style Manuscript
Bernard C. Beins is Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Ithaca College. He has written extensively and throughout his career has been active in the scholarship of teaching. His publications include Research Methods: A Tool for Life (2004). Agatha M. Beins has earned a Master's Degree in Women's Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She is currently a doctoral student in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.