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  1. 1. Maternal & Child Health Pipeline Program Scientific Foundations Levi Watkins Learning Center Alabama State University May 31, 2012 Inga S. Moten Health Sciences Librarian
  2. 2. Welcome !
  3. 3. Course Requirements• Full attention• Willingness to learn• At least one session with Health Sciences Librarian to review research sources and documentation.
  4. 4. Objectives• APA Style – Why – Citing – Plagiarism• Levi Watkins Learning Center (LWLC) Tour
  5. 5. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  6. 6. Ethical Reporting or Research Results• “observations that can be repeated and verified by others”…• “do not fabricate or falsify data”• “Modifying results…to support a hypothesis or omitting troublesome observations from reports to present a more convincing story is prohibited.” (APA, 2010, p. 12)
  7. 7. APA Style• Concise and Bias Free Writing• Organization• Writing Style• Reducing Bias in Language• General Guidelines for Reducing Bias• Reducing Bias by Topic• Punctuation, Spelling, and Capitalization• Italicizing and Abbreviation• Numbers, Metrication, and Statistics• Displaying Results• Crediting Sources• Reference Examples
  8. 8. Reducing Bias• Gender• Sexual Orientation• Racial and Ethnic Identity• Disabilities• Age
  9. 9. Gender• police officer not policeman• he or she, he/she• other sex not opposite sexSexual Orientation• Use rather than sexual preference
  10. 10. Racial and Ethnic Identity• Black and White not African Americans and Whites not Asian Americans and Black Americans• Hispanic• American Indian, Native American, Native North American• Asian not Oriental
  11. 11. Disabilities• People-first language• Avoid euphemisms Special, physically challengedAge• Girl, boy• Young man, female adolescent• Older adult• Dementia
  12. 12. Plagiarism• Researchers do not claim words and ideas of others as their own; they give credit• Quotation marks indicate the exact words• Paraphrasing requires crediting the source in the text of the research (APA, 2010, p. 15)
  13. 13. “Doing Research: Avoiding Plagiarism” presentation from Texas Women’s University’s Define PlagiarismPlagiarism is StealingPlagiarism/Accidental PlagiarismConsequences
  14. 14. Citing References in Text in APA• Author-date citation system• Alphabetical listing in reference list• Each cited reference must appear in the reference list• Each reference listed must be cited in the text• The cross matching must be identical in spelling of author names and year
  15. 15. Reference Components• Author name• Date of publication• Title of work• Publication data (APA. 2010, p. 183)
  16. 16. Examples from chapters 6 and 7:• Journal article: Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical. xx, pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx• Book: Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.• Book chapter: Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor & C. Editor (Eds.) Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher. (APA, 2010, p. 198, 202-203)
  17. 17. • Extras to know, these are only a few:• If source is from the internet, use Retrieved from• If digital object identifier is available, use: doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxx• If source is a version of an original book, use: (Original work published year)• If serial volumes in a multivolume work, use: (year-year)
  18. 18. APA Style•• Purdue Online Writing Lab• YouTube
  19. 19. Next Session Wed., June 6, 2012, 8am• Searching – Online databases – Online catalog• Retrieving and correctly citing 10 sources• Full text_____________________________________________ Right now: Go to Evaluation @
  20. 20. Contact InformationMrs. Inga Moten Health Sciences Reference Librarian, 4th floor (334) 229-1074 imoten@alasu.eduMrs. Charlotte Daniel Carr Graduate Assistant for Graduate Programs, 4th floor (334) 229-6835 chdaniel@alasu.eduLWLC Information Desk, 1st floor (334) 229-4110Ask-A-Librarian