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by Stefanie Abstracts have been addressed on the APA Style blog before (twice, in fact, and very well both times—do give them a read or reread!). The following is a humble contribution to the literature on APA Style abstracts that... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at APA Style Blog
Thank you for your excellent question! Yes, that is allowed; just define the dash in the table note as representing 0%.
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you for your question! A few strategies to try include checking the reference list of the source to see if that author has referred to works he or she has previously written and seeing how the name is treated there; if the source itself has running heads that include the author’s last name, such as APA journals, see what part of the name appears in the running head; do a search (either on a general search engine or in a database [or both!]) to see how the author’s name appears in other sources or on his or her CV; or check the author’s affiliated university or business website to see how the name appears there. If no other references or sources of comparison are found, make your best guess. I hope this helps!
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by Stefanie Here is my dog. His name is Rooster. Rooster is a grammatical dog, and he is going to help me illustrate the difference between lay and lie. Lay down, Rooster! Hmm, he doesn’t seem to have done anything.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at APA Style Blog
Thank you for your question! The beginning of the answer can be found here: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2009/07/why-isnt-apa-style-applied-to-the-book-describing-it.html The more specific answer is that all of the midtext examples in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Asssociation are in a sans serif font (even reference examples!). In section 8.03, pp. 228-229, the preferred typeface for APA Style manuscripts is noted to be 12-point Times New Roman, and the only exception to that font recommendation is for figures. For an example of how a manuscript table is actually expected to look, see the sample manuscript in Chapter 2. On page 52, the table in the sample manuscript is clearly in Times New Roman font. So do change your tables back to 12-point Times New Roman and you'll be on the right track!
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by Stefanie I am as guilty of hedging as anyone here, if not more so. I am not, by nature, a decisive person. Couple that with work for almost two decades in scientific (Strike 1) writing (Strike 2), and I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at APA Style Blog
Thank you for your question! The answer lies with whomever you are writing this essay for. Tables usually add to the understanding of articles and essays, so unless your professor or publication says that you can't have one, a table sounds like a good idea to me. Your professor or publication may also have an opinion on where the table should appear (within or at the end of the essay). I lean toward the traditional order of putting the table at the end of the manuscript, especially given that meta-analysis tables often end up being long and thus can be a long text interruption. I hope this helps!
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by Stefanie Let’s say you are writing a paper, and you have a great point to make that stems from a number of sources, all needing in-text citation. Let’s say one of those sources is head and shoulders above the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at APA Style Blog
Thank you for your question! Given that variables can mean different things when not italicized, leave them in italics in table titles. Other things that are usually italicized, such as book titles, can be reversed out. In the following example, the title Moby-Dick should be reversed out (in my preview, it is reversed out, although from my computer, it is not in the actual post--if it does not appear in roman type in your view, please picture it as unitalicized type!): Table 1 Statistics (M, SD, and SE) Regarding the Depression Scores of Every Character in Moby-Dick, Including the Whale I hope this helps!
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by Stefanie APA Style—is there anything it can’t do? Let’s get back to that. First, let’s talk about what it is. The first version of the publication manual, titled “Instructions in Regard to Preparation of Manuscript,”* was seven pages long... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at APA Style Blog
Thank you for your question! Table 5.15 on pages 147–148 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition, provides an example of a table that extends over two pages. Do carry over the column headers to the second page; do not carry over the table number and title (the "Table 5.15. Sample Multilevel Model Table" that you also see at the top of the second page of the table is a label for the purposes of the Publication Manual, not the sample table's number or title). At the bottom of the first page, include the word (continued) at the bottom right corner; at the top left corner of the next page, include the word(continued). I hope this helps!
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Thank you for your question! Think of the copyright date and the copyright owner as two separate things. The article was copyrighted in 1969. If anyone needs to get permission to use something from that copyrighted article, they need to talk to Informa UK. The date the copyright transferred from the original copyright holder to the current copyright holder does not matter. The "by" is a bit confusing there, but maybe think of the wording as Copyright 1969 [now held] by Informa UK. I hope this helps!
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Thanks, Marcus! You're right; the key word in that phrase is citations. Ampersands do not replace every and in a reference. If, in the unlikely case a citation does not have an author, an "and" appears in the shortened version of the title used in the citation, spell out "and." That is, let's say you have an article without a credited author from a newsletter. The title of that article is "Ewoks and Sarloccs and Stormtroopers, Oh My!" and it was published in the 2000 volume of Star Wars Monthly. The in-text citation would be ("Ewoks and Sarloccs," 2000), not "Ewoks & Sarloccs," 2000). I hope that helps!
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Thank you for your question! If the manuscript has page numbers, which most do, use those--for example, (Castle, in press, p. 55). If, for some reason, no page numbers are available, follow one of the strategies here (instead of "n.d.," you would substitute "in press"): http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/cite-website-material.aspx I hope this helps!
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Thank you for your question! Here are examples of two videos from the same channel in the same year. American Psychological Association. (2012a, September 21). "This is psychology" Episode 1: Bullying [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vl85lO6Wis American Psychological Association. (2012b, September 21). "This is psychology" Episode 2: Mental health of children [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F-pnC9Yqhs The post about reference twins may also help: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/10/reference-twins.html I hope these help! Good luck with your thesis!
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Thank you for your question! Cite these works in the text by author and date, as you would other references. If we take the two Castle references above as examples, the first would be cited in text as (Castle, 2012), and the second would be (Castle, in press). I hope this helps!
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by Stefanie Dear Style Expert, I’m writing a paper for class, and I’m using some obscure sources my professor posted on the class website (but aren’t available elsewhere—I checked!). But this website is on my school’s intranet, so only students... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at APA Style Blog
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by Stefanie Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. —Gertrude Stein, “Sacred Emily” One of the delights of life is that there is usually more than one way to describe something, and often those details matter. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at APA Style Blog
Typepad HTML Email Thank you for your comment! APA advises that the DOI be provided whenever it is available (see pp. 189 and 198 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.). If the DOI is available for an in-press article, terrific! Go ahead and include it. A DOI may be hard to find at the in-press stage, though (publishers are required to reproduce the DOI “in print,” but in press is a hazy area), so if the DOI is not available, a standard in-press reference is sufficient: Just update in-press references as they and your paper progress through their respective publication processes.
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Typepad HTML Email Thank you for your question! In APA Style, although tables are often used to display numerical data, they can be and also are used for text. For example, in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), Sample Tables 5.4 and 5.16 consist of text, not numbers. On page 125, it is noted that “tables usually show numerical values or textual information (e.g., lists of stimulus words) arranged in an orderly display of columns and rows.” The sixth edition does not discourage the use of text tables. Best of luck to you on future assignments!
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Thank you for your question! If you're citing the entire channel and not something specific on it (i.e., you are not citing a quote from the channel's About page or a particular video), I'd recommend treating the channel like a general reference to a website; that is, give information about the channel in text (including the URL of the channel's home page) but do not add a reference (see http://www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-references.aspx#Websites for more information). For example, "For a number of entertaining videos about numbers, the Numberphile channel on YouTube is a good source (http://www.youtube.com/user/numberphile)." If you have additional questions, please post here or send an e-mail to [email protected] Thanks!
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Great question! In this case, I'd follow the standard motion picture reference style, use the year the documentary was finished, and provide the name of the production company or studio that made the documentary. (Please imagine the hanging indent; I'm not getting it to work in comments!) Motion picture reference: Producer, A. A. (Producer), & Director, B. B. (Director). (Year). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio.
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Thank you for your question! Definitely cite your source or sources in the caption of your figure, for example, "Data are from Department of Education (2012)" or "The data depicted in the striped columns are from U.S. Department of Education (2012) and the data in the solid columns are from U.S. Department of Education (2005)"; include the full reference(s) in the reference list. Also, when calling out this figure in the text, don't be shy about mentioning your sources too, if an opportunity presents itself. For example, "Figure 1, which graphs data available from U.S. Department of Education (2012), illustrates this point." Finally, I do need to mention it is possible for copyrighted material to appear on government websites (see section 3.1.9 at this site: http://www.cendi.gov/publications/04-8copyright.html#311 ), so always double check whether your sources, even from a place presumably posting information in the public domain, are copyrighted. General procedure and wording for notes regarding reprinted copyrighted material may be found in the second comment here: http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2009/12/figure-construction-resisting-the-urge-to-obscure.html I hope this helps!
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Thank you for your question! Definitely cite your source in the caption. For example, something along the lines of "Data are from U.S. Department of Education (2012)" or "The data in the shaded bars of the graph are from U.S. Department of Education, 2013, whereas the data in the striped columns are from U.S. Department of Education, 2005" would work; the full reference(s) would then appear in the reference list. Don't be shy about mentioning the source in the text in addition to the caption, for example, "Figure 1 shows the relevant statistics, which were drawn from U.S. Department of Education (2012)." I hope this answers your question!
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Thank you for your question! The manual does not explicitly answer this question, but you are correct, there is a line of space between the bottom hairline of the table and the note in the examples. I hope this helps!
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