The Journal Manual Of The American Psychological Association ( Apa Manual, 2001 )

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The assignment to review Chapter one of the Fifth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA Manual, 2001) as provided through Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) Desire2Learn (D2L) software provided a welcome introduction to primary research methods, the need for accurately citing content, and fundamental approaches of writing in the APA Manual academic style.
When considering the quality of research content the APA Manual (2001) suggests asking several types of questions (based on Bartol, 1981) to establish that the research warrants publication. First asking if the research is original and contextually meaningful in the academic field determines relevancy and indicates if the research will contribute to the field of study. Secondly, writers should question if sound research methodology was used including ethical standards regarding participants, selecting relevant sample populations, and utilizing proven data analysis methods. Thirdly, the aspiring academic writer should ask if the research, data collection, and analysis were fully developed and ideas thoroughly explored which connects the hypothesis to data and results in answering the research question fully. All three questions illustrate the need for the research to be scientific and the results meaningful (pp. 5-6).
As the APA Manual (2001) states, several types of articles are utilized in furthering academic study within behavioral and social sciences. Review articles…

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