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xviii, 272 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Writing for the behavioral and social sciences
  • Manuscript structure and content
  • Writing clearly and concisely
  • Mechanics of style
  • Displaying results
  • Crediting sources
  • Reference examples
  • Publication processs.
"The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral 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 emphasizing 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 familiarize yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433805592 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8012-01
Book
193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. How to Use This Book. 1. Statistical Inquiry. Making Sense of Experience. What is Statistics? Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Collecting a Sample. 2. Describing our Sample. Statistical Variables. Error, Accuracy, and Approximations. 3. Summarizing our Data. Tables and Diagrams. Central Tendency (Averages). Measures of Dispersion. 4. The Shape of a Distribution. Skewed Distributions. Introducing the Normal Distribution. Proportions Under the Normal Curve. Comparing Values. 4. From Sample to Population. Estimates and Inferences. The Logic of Sampling. A Distribution of Sample-Means. Estimating the Population-Mean. Estimating Other Parameters. 5. Comparing Samples. From the Same or Different Populations? Significance Testing. The Significance of Significance. Comparing Dispersions. Non-Parametric Methods. 6. Further Matters of Significance. One- Versus Two-Tailed Tests. Z-Tests and T-Tests. Comparing Several Means. Comparing Proportions. 7. Analyzing Relationships. Paired Values. Three Kinds of Correlation. The Strength of a Correlation. The Significance of a Correlation Coefficient. Interpreting a Correlation Coefficient. Prediction and Regression. Postscript. Review. Caution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205395095 20160528
This classic book uses words and diagrams, rather than formulas and equations, to help readers understand what statistics is, and how to think statistically. It focuses on the ideas behind statistics only; readers are not required to perform any calculations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780205395095 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-8012-01, LAW-8013-01