HOW WRITE PSY LAB RPT 2E, 2nd edition

  • Bruce Findlay

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  • A sample laboratory report with annotations and references back to relevant pages in the text. Works like a graphically presented index.
  • A redesigned checklist of the report.
  • The Design and Results sections have been rewritten to improve their clarity for beginning students.
  • A new section on the ethics of conducting psychological research.
  • New graphs and tables to illustrate to students the variety of acceptable versions.
  • An expanded glossary.
  • Detailed revisions throughout the text.
  • Numerous illustrative examples which model phrasing style and subsections and form good discussion points in tutorials.
  • A clear, simple and concise writing style.
  • A clearly organized sequence.
  • Australian and New Zealand citations which gives the research process some immediacy to students.
  • A good section on plagiarism, an issue which students find confusing and difficult.

Table of contents

Chapter 1.

What is a Laboratory Report?

Chapter 2.

How Do You Start? Ethics. Background. How to Begin. Where to Go From Here?

Chapter 3.

Style and Presentation. The Collaboration/Copying Distinction. Writing Style. The Use of the Correct Tense. Inclusive Language. In-text Referencing (or How to Avoid Plagiarism). Proofreading. The Physical Presentation of the Report.

Chapter 4.

Sections of the Report. Title Page and Abstract. Introduction. Method - Subjects; Design; Materials; Procedure. Results - Your Very First One; Numbers and Words; Decimals; Tables and Figures. Discussion. References - Books; Journal Articles. Appendices. Sample Laboratory Report.

Chapter 5.

Last words.





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Published by Prentice Hall (January 19th 1996) - Copyright © 1996