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APA Style

A 3 page paper describing heading, bibliographic and citation forms of the style of the American Psychological Association (APA). APA style focuses on publication production and is not intended to be a final form: the APA manual itself is not in APA style. The great strength of APA style is the uniformity it brings to bibliographic and in-text citations, both of which are discussed in the paper. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Alcoholism & Post-Traumatic Stress

10 pages, 16 sources, 2 tables. Excellent sample of a model APA (American Psychological Association) research paper. Includes abstract and all applicable sections. Specifically explored is the treatment of dually-diagnosed alcoholism patients with post-traumatic stress disorders.

TUTORIAL: STAR-GAZING REPORT

This 6-page paper is a tutorial on how to write an APA paper about observations made through star-gazing.

Abstract for khcalpatrat

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APA’s New Code of Ethics

A 7 page paper evaluating the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct which went into effect June 1, 2003, changing the stated ethics code for the first time in more than a decade. Compared to the ethics codes of other professional organizations, APA’s code is quite exhaustive, complete and minute in detail. Rather than resulting from any inconsistency of thought or purpose, these seemingly contradictory positions serve to provide a framework of ethical conduct that can govern academic, professional and research efforts. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Proper Ways to Cite Sources

This 4 page paper provides an overview of two of the most popular styles for citing sources, and relates the basic principles. This paper includes both MLA and APA style citation examples.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MLA AND APA FORMATTING

This 3 page paper discusses the differences between APA and MLA styles of formatting research papers. Examples and explanations included. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

Comparison: APA Ethical Principles & Saint Leo U. Values

This 7 page paper discusses the similarities and differences between the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the Core Values of Saint Leo University and comments on their compatibility. The writer brings into the discussion examples of other codes of ethics and addresses the need for such codes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Clinical Trial Enrollment

This 7 page paper provide an example of the APA approved format for research design, utilizing an article that seeks to assess the influence of different modes of insurance on participation in clinical trials in oncology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Organizational Psychology and Ethics

This 6 page paper provides an example of an ethical dilemma an organizational psychologist might face. Within the context of the problem, sexual harassment is discussed. APA guidelines concerning ethics, particularly in respect to confidentiality, are used in finding a solution to the problem. Issues concerning downsizing are also broached. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944)

(8 pp) Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky , one of the most important innovators in modern art, played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art; some call him the father of abstract art. Consequently, Kadinsky also influenced abstract expressionism, a painting style of the late 1940s and 1950s in which abstract or nonobjective forms were used to convey emotional content. Abstract Expressionism emphasized spontaneity and often employed bold colors and/or strong value contrasts; the paintings were usually quite large in scale. Because this art often involved energetic physical movement by the artist, it is also referred to as action painting. Bibliography lists 5 sources, including 2 visuals.

Medical Futility And Ethics

A 4 page paper including an abstract. The essay begins with a definition and explanation of medical futility, including an example of futility and an example of non-futility. The two ethical approaches explained in this paper are utilitarian ethics and deontological ethics. The writer concludes that this type of medical decision must involve certain ethical principles including non-malfeasance, beneficence, autonomy, and respect for all people. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Goldbach's Conjecture: An Abstract

This 1 page paper provides an overview of an abstract of a research paper on the mathematician Christian Goldbach and his prime conjecture.

NonNarrative & Abstract Film / Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon

A 5 page examination of the nonnarrative abstract style of filmmaker Kenneth Anger. No bibliography.

Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Acute Care: An Abstract

This 1 page paper is an abstract for a larger paper on catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) in acute care hospital setting.

MODEL PAPER: LETTER TO MENTOR

This 3-page paper provides an example of an introductory letter to a professor or classmates.

The Rationale for Stock Buybacks

This 12 page paper examines the topic. Terms are explained. Microsoft is used as an example and historic trends are revealed. A one page abstract is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Sam Shepard - Rebel Maverick With The Write Stuff

A 7 page essay that examines the characteristics of the works of playwright Sam Shepard. Included is a brief history of Shepard's early life, the writers that influenced his work early in his career, and the life experiences that led him to develop his own unique, innovative writing style. Also included are brief abstracts of two of Shepard's works, "True West" and "Fool for Love", used as examples of how he applies his writing and staging techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Sam Shepard - Rebel Maverick With The Write Stuff

A 7-page essay that examines the characteristics of the works of playwright Sam Shepard. Included is a brief history of Shepard's early life, the writers that influenced his work early in his career, and the life experiences that led him to develop his own unique, innovative writing style. Also included are brief abstracts of two of Shepard's works, "True West" and "Fool for Love", used as examples of how he applies his writing and staging techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

MATHEMATICAL DEFICIENCY IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

This 5 page paper deals with the intricate problems involved in the steady decline of America’s middle school student performance in mathematics. Quotes and examples from leading experts and researchers in the field. One page abstract included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

PHILOSOPHY AND THE ABSTRACT WILD

This 8 page paper discusses the philosophies evident in Jack Turner's book, The Abstract Wild. Examples, arguements and quotes included and cited. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Montessori, Piaget And Logico-Mathematical Knowledge

A 7 page paper that begins by reporting Piaget's definitions of three types of knowledge and explaining logico-mathematical knowledge. Some of Piaget's other ideas, like adaptation, are discussed. The essay then turns to a discussion of Montessori and subsequently compares the two theorists. Examples of Montessori exercises are provided with discussions about going from concrete to abstract in learning experiences. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Holocaust: An Abstract

This 3 page paper gives an example of how to write an abstract for a project on the Holocaust. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS

This 8 page paper discusses leadership and ethics in corporate America. Examples given, literature reveiwed, abstract provided. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Abstracts for Five 2004 Wall Street Journal Articles

This 5 page paper provides five abstracts --one page each--regarding articles written about money and banking. The article abstracts each contain the main purpose of the article, a summary, the conclusion of the article and insight. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the "problem" to ...
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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

Chapter 2, known as the Literature Review, is where most of a dissertation's sources ...
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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

Correct use of the APA style for the in-text citing of sources is often crucial to ...
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