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ERIC Number: EJ1127187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2254-7339
Design and Validation of a Rubric to Assess the Use of American Psychological Association Style in Scientific Articles
Merma Molina, Gladys; Peña Alfaro, Hilda; Peña Alfaro González, Silvia Rosa
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, v6 n1 p78-86 Jan 2017
In this study, the researchers will explore the process of designing and validating a rubric to evaluate the adaptation of scientific articles in the format of the "American Psychological Association" (APA). The rubric will evaluate certain aspects of the APA format that allow authors, editors, and evaluators to decide if the scientific article is coherent with these rules. Overall, the rubric will concentrate on "General Aspects" of the article and on the Citation System. To do this, 10 articles that were published within 2012- 2016 and included in the "Journal Citation Report" will be analyzed using "technical expertise." After doing 5 pilot studies, the results showed the validity and the reliability of the instrument. Furthermore, the process showed the evidence of the possibilities of the rubric to contribute to uniform criteria that can be used as a didactic tool in different scenarios.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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