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What is APA?
APA (American Psychological Association) is a documentation style used for research papers in the fields of business, social & behavioral sciences
Parenthetical Citations (in text citations)
Use 1” margins on all sides
Use 10-12 pt Times New Roman font
Add Header (First two or three words of the paper title appear five spaces to the left of the page number on every page beginning with the title page)
Title Page Short title and page number Full title, your name, section # of course, instructor’s name and date – all centered
Abstract Page Abstract is a concise summary of the key points of your research, in a single paragraph, not more than 120 words, no indentation. Distant Intercessory Prayer 2 Abstract In an extension of research demonstrating causal effects of intercessory prayer for physical healing in a medical setting, the present study experimentally examined the effects of intercessory prayer for improved task performance in an employment setting. Trained customer service representatives either did, or did not, receive (over a 14-day period) daily intercessory prayer for the specific needs and challenges of their workplace. Speed of call handling was evaluated for each customer service representative. The specific dependent measures were number of calls per hour and number of seconds per call. No statistically significant differences between prayer and non-prayer groups were found for either calls per hour or seconds per call.
First page Full title centered
Plagiarizing refers to copying facts, ideas, and/or words without giving credit to the person or source where you received the information.
Use in-text citation or footnote even if you use your own words
Use quotation marks or indent with footnote or in-text citation when using exact quotes
Your in-text citation will correspond with an entry in your References page
Confused, check with your instructor
If in doubt, document your source
In-text Citations Basic – 1 author ...students demonstrated solid understanding of the concepts and information (Jones, 2001). Jones (2001) found that students demonstrated a solid understanding of the concepts and information.
Unknown author: Use brief title The study revealed a strong positive correlation between the two variables (“Learn APA", 2006). Organization as author: The American Psychological Association (2000) reported that...
List of references Alphabetical by author last name 1st line at left margin; other lines indent ½” Double-spacing is used
APA Reference Citations Database article Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (issue), Pages. Retrieved <Month Day, Year> from <name of database> database.
Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L.,& Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3). Retrieved February 20, 2003, from PsycARTICLES database.
Books Title: Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Publisher: Washington, DC :American Psychological Association,c2001. Reference Desk - BF76.7 .P83 2001 Title: The Little, Brown essential handbook /Jane E. Aaron. Author: Aaron, Jane E. Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2008 Reference Desk - PE1112 .A24 2008 Title: The curious researcher :a guide to writing research papers /Bruce Ballenger. Author: Ballenger, Bruce P. Publisher: New York :Pearson Longman,c2007. Circulation - LB2369 .B246 2007 Title: A writer's reference /Diana Hacker ; contributing authors, Nancy Sommers,Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn. Author: Hacker, Diana, Publisher: Boston :Bedford/St. Martins,c2007. Reference Desk - REF PE1408 .H2778 2007