Apa Worksheet

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Directions: Respond to all items on this worksheet by using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition).

Chapter 1: Content and Organization of a Manuscript (1 point)

1. There are several types of journal articles that may appear as primary publications. List and briefly describe each type of article. a) Review Article – Including meta-analyses are critical evaluations of material that has already been published. b) Reports of Empirical Studies – Reports of original research. c) Theoretical Articles – Papers in which the author draws on existing research literature to advance theory in any area of psychology. d) Methodological Articles – Papers in which new methodological approaches, modifications of existing methods, and discussions of quantitative and data analytic approaches are presented to the community of researchers. e) Case Studies – Papers in which the author describes case material obtained while working with an individual or organization to illustrate a problem, to indicate a means for solving a problem, or to shed light on needed research or theoretical matters.

Chapter 2: Expressing Ideas and Reducing Bias in Language (1 point)

2. Fix the following sentence to make it grammatically correct, more precise and less biased.

“The data was presented by the elderly Oriental lady lawyer whom serve as chairman of the committee.”

a) “The data were presented by the chairperson of the committee.”

Chapter 3: APA Editorial Style (3 points)

3. How should direct quotes from published work be written and cited? Be sure to note the differences between short and long quotes.

a) Short quotes, quotes with less than 40 words, will be enclosed with double quotation marks. Long quotes, quotes with 40 or more words, will be set into there own freestanding block of sentences....
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