Writing A Psychology Paper

Writing A Psychology Paper-46
The three titles below are ranked from least to most successful.The first is merely topical -- this was particularly disappointing given the very interesting outcome of the study!Some journals provide 2 lists of key words with an article: author-provided and journal/database-generated.

The three titles below are ranked from least to most successful.The first is merely topical -- this was particularly disappointing given the very interesting outcome of the study!

For each major idea, you will probably will be highlighting a paragraph or so of text. Indicate on the card the page number of the information/idea, the title of the article, and the author's name.

This means that for every article you will have 2, 3, or 4 file cards - each summarizing a major idea or information from the article.

This makes the impact of the abstract greater than a mere filtering device and increases the ethical responsibility of the writer to provide sufficient and accurate information.

(In particular, do not overstate results and interpretation.) Most psychology journals still favor the unstructured abstract, and that is what you will write for your research report.: Key words are first provided by the author, and subsequently, by the journal, publisher, or host database according to their categorizations (usually found in the publication information or left side bar in academic search engines).

For our class, you'll write the more-or-less standard paragraph abstract.

There is no word limit, but the length of the abstract should indicate the length of the paper, so most of yours will brief.

While gathering ideas, you may discover NEW ones that will require you to alter the outline.

This is the balancing act: inserting ideas into the outline while modifying the outline to accommodate new ideas.

Gathering Ideas from the Articles Get a stack of small file cards.

As you read each article, look for the major ideas.

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