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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

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The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioural 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; and, new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media. This book includes 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 electro physiological and biological data. It offers consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasising the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information. It features expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review. It contains 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. Look up additional supplemental material keyed to this book. This book lets you test your knowledge of APA Style with a free tutorial on style basics. It lets you 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. This title lets you examine additional resources on such topics as ethics, statistics, and writing. It lets you familiarise yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals.

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  • By R18 on 28 January 2016

    I am an Undergraduate Psychology student, in my final year. I bought this manual to help me with my citations and references for my dissertation. The APA referencing system is something that I have always struggled with. I have previously found that many of the online information on APA referencing is unclear and that websites contradict each other (this is probably due to the many different editions and revisions). So despite having used this referencing system throughout my time at University, I was still not 100% certain on the rules. So far, I have found this book to be really informative and I feel like I will be able to submit my dissertation with complete piece of mind – knowing that I have followed the official rules for my references. I also thought that the price for this book was really good. In the past I have purchased core textbooks for my course which have been £80. So I thought that £20 for a new book was great. I really should have purchased this book when I started my degree. I didn’t think that I would need one at the time, but I would definitely advise anyone who is starting a degree, in which they will be required to use the APA referencing system, to buy this book. I was also great that I could use my Amazon Prime to purchase this book as I ordered it quite late, it came the next day. Overall, I think this book is going to be really useful.

  • By Fontana on 25 February 2017

    recommended if you want to have a guidance on the APA style. There are clear guidelines on how to report values in tables and how to format tables for scientific writing. However, there are typos and the quality of the paper is very low though I appreciate that maybe is done with recyclable paper. However, given the price maybe they should've used a better quality of recyclable paper.

  • By Matthew Unwin on 15 June 2012

    I am over the moon with this book, not only has it helped me with my punctuation of psychological reports and essays but it has also shown me how to structure them. It is very handy and gives examples of how things should be laid out in any APA Formatted document. The ring-binded copy is welcomed as it made it easier for me to work through all of the different topics in the book, and to flick between A and B; as you may find yourself doing this quite a bit. However, the ringbinding could have been a little sturdier, it sometimes feels that some of the pages may come lose from the bindings, but this is an issue in any binding like this. Regardless, it is a vey nice book and well worth the money!It is worth considering this book over the newer addition, as I have had the newer one on loan from my Uni Library and it seems to simplify LOADS so its for those who already have an understanding of APA as it misses a lot out - whereas this is an ideal book for the first time student!

  • By Sam on 28 March 2016

    Using this for my undergrad and it's perfection. It is extremely specific and to the read the whole thing in one go would be futile as there is a lot crammed into this space. Full disclosure lots hate how specific this book is, however, I love it! If only I could double line space and indent this paragraph!

  • By ImaginationBird on 23 November 2016

    Really clear layout and examples so that you can get your work up to APA standards. Recommended for anyone who needs to produce work in APA style, in particular - psychologists.

  • By Oldgirl on 3 May 2017

    Purchased for granddaughter's psychology course. Took 2 weeks to arrive but was coming from America. Granddaughter seems delighted with it.

  • By Alexandra on 19 November 2015

    Photocopied version? I bought cheap photocopied books like this from street sellers in South East Asia 15 years ago! Appears like a photocopied version with slightly dodgy alignment and dark shading where there shouldn't be.. you can't read the page numbers due to dubious ink splodges. Annoyed really that's it's not what I paid for...

  • By Peter Harrison on 22 October 2014

    I'm very surprised to see many negative reviews for this book, as I've found it to be a very well-written resource. Instead of being simply a dry resource for pedantic matters of style, this edition provides much wider guidance concerning matters ranging from scientific philosophy to punctuation marks. I would definitely recommend.

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