Now updated to reflect the changes made from the 5th to the 6th edition of the Publication Manual, this book takes the reader step-by-step through: crafting research questions or theses executing library database searches analysing, evaluating, and synthesising literature drafting specific parts of a paper and more Writing samples, including two full-length student papers in draft, marked-up, and final form, illustrate key concepts such as how to synthesise literature, how revision differs from editing, and how to recognise and avoid plagiarism. Guidance on how to communicate with instructors on a professional level is given, and the book shows examples of checklists and grading rubrics instructors might use. A self-quiz to engage the reader's knowledge of APA style and format is also included, as well as example reference formats and other quick-reference style tools.
R. Eric Landrum, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Boise State University. He received his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His research interests centre on the educational conditions that best facilitate student success (broadly defined). He has given over 280 professional presentations at conferences and has published 17 books or book chapters and over 70 professional articles in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. He has worked with over 275 undergraduate research assistants and taught over 12,500 students in 20 years at Boise State. During the summer of 2008, he led a working group at the National Conference for Undergraduate Education in Psychology, studying the desired results of an undergraduate psychology education. Eric is the lead author of The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success (4th ed., 2009) and also authored Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story (2008) and Finding a Job With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career (2009). He is a coauthor of The Easy Guide to APA Style (2012). He is a member of APA, Fellow of APA Division 2, and currently serves as Division 2 secretary. He teaches general psychology, statistical methods, research methods, psychological measurement, and a Capstone course in history and systems in psychology.