The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.
Chapter 23: Writing in APA Style: Why and How
The importance of communicating research findings through publication cannot be overemphasized within science. Valuable research findings, if not communicated, may fail to influence science and society. Scholarly communication (Hills, 1983) ensures that the results of research are not isolated from other researchers and information users. The functions served by the review-publication process include conveying information, defining the field, setting quality standards, certifying individual merit, storing information, contributing to intellectual life, and protecting the public. Undergraduate and graduate students are often asked to prepare lab and research reports. Writing graduate and undergraduate research (theses and dissertations) is an early step in learning to communicate research findings. Thus, writing is a component ...