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The Principles of Writing in Psychology By Thomas R. Smyth

The Principles of Writing in Psychology by Thomas R. Smyth

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Summary

This book offers advice and guidance on the writing of papers in psychology - in particular, essays, literature reviews, and research reports - that are applicable at all levels of writing in psychology. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth discussion of the principles involved. Author at Charles Sturt University, NSW.

The Principles of Writing in Psychology Summary

The Principles of Writing in Psychology by Thomas R. Smyth

Most people experience some difficulty with writing formal or technical papers. Students, in particular, can experience problems with the requirements of writing papers in psychology. This book is a comprehensive companion to the entire writing process, covering:
* thinking analytically and critically
* taking notes
* organizing information and ideas
* preparing and planning
* writing drafts and editing
It emphasizes the principles and logic underlying the thinking and writing process, so that these may be applied to a range of essays, literature reviews and research reports.

The book also includes advice and guidance on the reporting of statistics, and on the design, preparation, and use of figures and tables to illustrate research results. It also includes reference material on grammar, punctuation, spelling, abbreviations, and on typing and presentation.

For ease of finding relevant material it is organized into parts that relate to various aspects of writing and types of papers, and includes internal cross-references, a checklist of the writing process and examples of good and bad research reports.

The Principles of Writing in Psychology is suitable for use at all levels of study and beyond. It is consistent with the 5th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association but also covers deviations from this and includes material not included in the manual.

T.R. SMYTH held academic appointments at many of Australia's foremost universities, including Charles Sturt University, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of Canberra. He also authored The Psychology Thesis: Research and Coursework and Writing in Psychology: A Student Guide.

The Principles of Writing in Psychology Reviews

'A bible for psychology students when preparing coursework...I would heartily recommend it to any student sensible enough to care about writing and communication skills.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

About Thomas R. Smyth

THOMAS R. SMYTH held academic appointments at many of Australia's foremost universities, including Charles Sturt University, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of Canberra. He also authored The Psychology Thesis: Research and Coursework and Writing in Psychology: A Student Guide.

Table of Contents

A Note to Students.- Introduction.- PART 1: ACADEMIC PAPERS.- Writing and Thinking.- Scientific Writing.- Style.- Academic Standards.- PART 2: SOURCES.- Evaluating Sources.- Citing Sources.- Quotations.- The Reference List.- PART 3: WRITING.- Writing a Paper.- Drafts and Editing.- PART 4: ESSAYS AND LITERATURE REVIEWS.- An Overview of Essays and Literature Reviews.- Preparation and Planning of a Paper.- Writing an Essay or Literature Review.- PART 5: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH.- An Overview of a Research Report.- Preparation and Planning pf a Research Report.- Writing a Research Report.- Reporting Statistics.- Using Figures and Tables.- Preparing Figures and Tables.- PART 6: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.- Qualitative Research Reports.- PART 7: RESOURCE MATERIAL.- Grammar.- Punctuation.- Spelling and Capitalization.- Abbreviations and Numbers.- Typing and Presentation.- Marking Papers.- APPENDICES.- Recommended Presentation Style Requirements for Student Papers.- Examples of Citing Common Sources.- Examples of Presentation of Publication Details in a Reference List.- Common Standard Abbreviations.- Abbreviations Commonly used in Statistics.- Typing Format for Headings and Subheadings.- Headings and Subheadings for a Simple Research Report.- Headings and Subheadings for a Multiple Experiment Research Report.- An Example of a Research Report.- An Example of a Poorly Written Research Report.- Checklist.

Additional information

GOR003187582
9781403942364
1403942366
The Principles of Writing in Psychology by Thomas R. Smyth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2004-03-25
366
N/A
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