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Concise Rules of APA Style

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The Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition offers essential writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians in the social and behavioral sciences. This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication. Readers will learn how to avoid the grammatical errors most commonly reported by journal editors; how to choose the appropriate format for statistics, figures, and tables; how to credit sources and avoid charges of plagiarism; and how to construct a reference list through a wide variety of examples and sources. In addition to guidance on grammar points that have challenged writers in the social sciences, the Concise Rules provides suggestions for reducing bias in language; reviews the mechanics of style for punctuation, spelling, capitalization, abbreviation, italicization, headings, and quotations; examines the preferred use of numbers as well as standards for metrication and statistics; provides guidance on the construction and formatting of tables, figures, and appendixes; and offers clear examples and models for citing sources and constructing error-free reference lists. How does the Concise Rules differ from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association? The Publication Manual remains the best source for broad background information about scientific publishing. It provides detailed guidance on publication ethics, journal article reporting standards, and the process of journal publication. The Concise Rules, by comparison, targets only those rules writers need for choosing the best words and format for their articles. It offers a comprehensive list of essential writing standards in a convenient, easily retrievable format. Available in a light-weight, spiral-bound format, the Concise Rules will travel
Title: Concise rules of APA style
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2010
Edition: 6th ed
Characteristics: xi, 280 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Contents: Concise and bias-free writing
Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization
Italicizing and abbreviating
Numbers, metrication, and statistics
Displaying results
Footnotes, appendices, and supplemental material
Crediting sources
Reference examples
Appendix 8.1: References to legal materials
Additional Contributors: American Psychological Association
Alternate Title: APA style
ISBN: 143380560X
9781433805608
Branch Call Number: 808.06615 C744 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Social sciences Authorship Handbooks, manuals, etc Psychology Authorship Style manuals
Topical Term: Social sciences
Psychology
LCCN: 2009011709
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APA style is often used by students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences, particularly above the undergraduate level and for published work.


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