PSYCHOLOGY 200 Introduction to Professional Practice ~ Michael J. Walk, M.S. ~ PSYC 200 Day One Agenda: Introductions Syllabus WebTycho Begin APA Word 2007 Michael J. Walk
B.A. Psychology, Eastern University M.S. Applied Psychology, UB Focus on research, measurement, and stats Adjunct Professor Workshop Instructor Freelance Programmer and Data Analysis Special Assistant and Agency Performance Manager, Maryland Transit Administration Introductions Your name Your major / course of study Why you are here in this course What is your experience with psychology What do you like to do during your free time (PG-13)
Syllabus Syllabus Major Points Online office hours Texts and online extras for APA Course objectives Schedule of assignments and reading Tests Conferences Pop Quizzes
Late assignments and extensions Extra Credit Citing sources **Achievement and Learning Center** WebTycho http://ubonline.tycho.ubalt.edu/ For this class: Distribute copies of the syllabus and update it as needed Class list: email addresses for all students and teacher Conferences: like a forum Assignments: may use as way to turn in your assignments Grades: will keep most of grades on WebTycho; you can see them at any point in semester Good WebTycho practices:
Type your work in a word document and paste in Explore the options. There are many menus. Lets try it. POP QUIZ https:// docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1Vg-MOJg16 9V2y1aDLJjXaru4J9GrhI7RSKwz6zhCbUY Key: https:// docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1ThQrbYPtY NoJVsqHit9baj4CzneNYVi20cjcvjr6kn0&hl=en& authkey=CKSFksoN WRITING (NOT) FOR DUMMIES
Why writing in a psychology class? Ideas need to be communicated to be shared Success of communication is quality of communication Your ideas are only as good as your ability to communicate them. Your communications are inexorably tied to the quality of the method by which you communicate.
Writing is the most common form of formal communication for idea exchange. Quality of written communication adherence to standards (style, formatting, English rules) If you cannot write well, you cannot communicate well (formally). ALL Professionals in the Sciences Write Examples of writing youve done in your work? Examples of writing you might do in future work? Legal Cost Resume Analysis Vitae White Program Website Statement Paper Evaluation Poster Training Legal
Session Materials Treatment Executive Website Statement Research Plan Summary Email to Email to Report Cost Treatment boss Cost Executive Counter-White boss Analysis Plan Budget Program Business Poster ProposalPaper Analysis Summary
Proposal Evaluation Business Session Budget Plan Proposal Legal White TrainingPoster Letter Business Business Resume Paper Statement Session Plan Website Letter Materials Vitae Email to Research Training Treatment CounterExecutive Counterboss Materials Plan Resume
Report Proposal Summary Proposal The Practice of Formal Writing Writing is NOT the same as talking Takes time and planning to do your best What are some of the habits of good writers? Make time for writing
Look up things if youre unsure Do multiple drafts Challenge yourself Read Writing will take multiple sessions (leave notes) Revise, revise, revise (have others help) READ THE TEACHERS COMMENTS APA Stylealways in What is APA Style? Standardized method of communicating scientific and other written information. Created by the American Psychological Association Why do I need to know it?
All scientific literature related to psychology is published in APA style If you ever write an article, book, essay, etc. that is to be taken seriously by the psychological field, you need APA style All journal articles that you will be reading will be in APA (generally speaking) APA Style Why do we need a standardized format? Primaryis publicSecond Science and shared
Author Author our science so that all Need a way to discuss Pub Date communication is effective and efficient Article Title Enhances clarity, precision, and organization Think of math Statistical Test Used Bagozzi, R.Value P., &ofYi, Y. (1988). On the evaluation of structural Probability equation models. of stat the Academy of Marketing Science, test stat Journal
of test 16(1), 74-94. Journal name Logically, there were significant differences in age (F(2, 297)= 13.13, p < .001), tenure (F(2, 297) = 14.42, p < .001), and pages Volume # Issue # 297) = 11.64, p < .001) among the three position education (F(2, types. Types of Articles Empirical Studies original research Literature Reviews evaluate published lit
Trace theory development, expand/define constructs, compare/contrast theories, present new theory? Rarely use empirical data Methodological Articles discuss research methods or analytical techniques Define problem, summarize previous studies, identify lit issues/gaps, suggest next steps Use / summarize empirical data Theoretical Articles use published lit to advance theory
Intro, method, results, discussion Use empirical data to demonstrate method Case Studies single person, group, etc. Others Brief reports, book reviews, etc. General APA Rules (APA pp. 228-229) Margins: 1 all around Spacing: Double never single except in tables/figures Font: 12-point Times New Roman Running head
Abbreviated title Max 50 characters Flush left, uppercase letters, at top of every page Page numbers: top right of page, every page Alignment: Left What is left-justified? Here is some text that may be justified to the left. Im not quite sure which one is correct. I will need your help to decide; show your pick by raising your hand when the vote occurs. Here is some text that may be justified to the left. Im not quite sure which one is correct. I will
need your help to decide; show your pick by raising your hand when the vote occurs. Here is some text that may be justified to the left. Im not quite sure which one is correct. I will need your help to decide; show your pick by raising your hand when the vote occurs. Here is some text that may be justified to the left. Im not quite sure which one is correct. I will need your help to decide; show your pick by raising your hand when the vote occurs. General APA Rules (APA pp. 228-229)
Margins: 1 all around Spacing: Double (never single except in tables/figures) Font: 12-point Times New Roman Running Head Page Numbers Alignment: Left End-of-line hyphenation: NONE Paragraphs: indent 1st line (use tab key) Exceptions: (1) abstract, (2) block quotes, (3) titles, headings, (4) tables and figures. Major Parts of APA Papers Title Page
Abstract Any supporting documentation / articles used Tables Figures Contains the text of the article References
Summarizes the article Text (or body) Contains title and authorship info Graphs, charts, photos, etc. Appendices Complete measures, screenshots, etc. Title Page from Top to Bottom (APA pp. 23-25, 229) Title
Summarize main idea: state main topic, variables included in study, and relationship b/w them Should be able to stand alone No abbreviations Title Caps, centered, upper half of page, max 12 words Title Page from Top to Bottom (APA pp. 23-25, 229) Bylineauthor(s) Institutional Affiliation
First name, middle initial(s), last name Use same publication name for entire career NO TITLES (e.g., Ph.D., M.S., Psy.D., etc.) Names should appear in order of contribution Centered, immediately under title Location where research conducted Centered, immediately under author (see p. 24 for multiples) Author noteknow it exists and what it contains Class Exercise Create a title page Title: EXPLANATION OF A WEB-BASED METHOD FOR REPEATED-MEASURES AND MULTI-SOURCE RESEARCH By: MICHAEL J. WALK @ THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
Microsoft Word Document Class Exercise Create a title page Title: EXPLANATION OF A WEB-BASED METHOD FOR REPEATED-MEASURES AND MULTI-SOURCE RESEARCH By: MICHAEL J. WALK DIVISION OF APPLIED BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THE UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE RALIGN T. WELLS
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK, KATHARINE ALVESTAD DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK (and now works at the University of Baltimore in DABS) Hint: we need an author note Microsoft Word Document Abstract
The MOST IMPORTANT paragraph in your paper. 1st point of contact for your reader. Rules for good abstract (APA pp 26-27, 41) Accurate Nonevaluative Coherent and readable Concise Word limits vary by journal: 150-250 words
Microsoft Word Document Our class: no more than 150 words Contents vary by article type (empirical, lit review, theory, methodological, case study). On page 2, word Abstract centered at top, single paragraph with no indent Body Microsoft Word Document Starts on page 3 Place The title at top of page, centered body contains the text of your paper
Microsoft Word Primer Words defaults are NOT always APA style. It is your responsibility to change the formatting of your document. It is your responsibility to GET HELP if you need it. Typical issues: Page header: Guide for Word 2007 on page header Font type and size Extra space b/w paragraphs Hanging indent
Centering See handouts. Summary and Questions Assignments Due Next Week: Reading Conference #1 Initial response due by 11:59 pm on Sunday Essay #1
What are the basics of APA format? Name some sections of a typical APA paper. Is attendance mandatory? Name any of the primary goals of this course
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