Concise Rules of APA Style
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, capitalisation, abbreviation, italicisation, 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. Available in a light-weight, spiral-bound format, the Concise Rules will travel easily from home to school to office. It will be an invaluable reference tool for all social science scholars who are serious about communicating clearly and effectively. Key to this edition is an updated and expanded APA Style website, with many additional resources to help readers learn APA style, including free tutorials, on-line courses, frequently asked questions, sample papers, and the APA Style blog.
The sixth edition of Concise Rules has been revised and updated to include 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;a new discussion on the use of online supplemental materials, including lengthy data sets and other media, to enrich the published article;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 electrophysiological and biological data;an expanded discussion of electronic sources, emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information; anda wealth of new reference examples, with a focus on new electronic formats.
New and experienced readers alike will find the sixth edition a complete resource for writing with clarity and precision.
- Spiral bound | 284 pages
- 124.46 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
- 01 Jul 2009
- American Psychological Association
- Washington DC, United States
- 6th Revised edition
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