 How to Write an APA Research Paper. APA STYLE  Formal research papers, written according to the American Psychological Association’s rules and standards,

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  • Slide 1
  • How to Write an APA Research Paper
  • Slide 2
  • APA STYLE Formal research papers, written according to the American Psychological Associations rules and standards, must consist of the following parts and subheadings: Title page Abstract Introduction Method Results Discussion References
  • Slide 3
  • FORMATTING Typed 12 pt. Times New Roman Consistently double spaced 1 margins Include a running head at the top of every page shortened version of your papers title, and cannot exceed 50 characters, including spacing and punctuation
  • Slide 4
  • FORMATTING - SUBHEADINGS Each section of your paper should have a subheading, with the exception of your introduction Subheadings should be consistently double spaced with the rest of your paper All subheadings should be typed in bold Level 1 subheadings should be centered Level 2 subheadings should be flush left
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  • TITLE PAGE Should include: The running head The authors name The institutional affiliation
  • Slide 6
  • ABSTRACT A summary of the papers contents; provides a framework/overview for the reader 150 words or fewer Separate page Should be able to stand alone Should be labeled with a Level 1 subheading
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  • INTRODUCTION Should begin on a new page, following the abstract States your research question Should explain why this research question is important (both in terms of this course, and real world implications) The title of your paper should appear at the top of this page, centered, but not bolded, italicized, or underlined Should NOT be labeled with a subheading
  • Slide 8
  • METHOD Explains how the study was conducted Should be labeled with a Level 1 subheading Should include details about: The context of the study The participant(s) Materials used Procedures (including dates) *Each of these items should be labelled with a LEVEL 2 SUBHEADING Should include enough detail that another person could replicate your study precisely Should include enough detail that another person could replicate your study precisely
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  • RESULTS Provide the data you observed and recorded during your research This information should be stated objectively, and be based solely on observations made with your senses Should be labeled with a Level 1 subheading
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  • DISCUSSION Synthesize the results and offer your conclusions Explain what you think these results mean, in light of the overall topic and research question Explain how these results relate to the big ideas presented in your introduction (in the context of this course and the real world)
  • Slide 11
  • HELPFUL HINTS & REMINDERS Be succinct and avoid wordiness; be clear, direct and specific! No contractions or slang The use of first person is allowed Use active voice instead of passive Use subheadings and paragraphs to help you organize your ideas within each section Proofread carefully for spelling and grammar! Write with confidence and authority

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