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ERIC Number: EJ892890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Teaching Scientific Writing: Measuring Student Learning in an Intensive APA Skills Course
Luttrell, Vickie R.; Bufkin, Jana L.; Eastman, Valerie J.; Miller, Robin
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n3 p193-195 2010
The "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" (American Psychological Association [APA], 2010) provides a widely utilized template for preparing research reports in the behavioral sciences. Because learning APA style is integral to disciplinary socialization, our department recently implemented a 1-hr course in scientific writing. Using a pre- and posttest factorial design, we compare changes in APA knowledge over an academic semester and quality of final papers in 2 groups of students: those enrolled in scientific writing (n = 20) and others who were expected to master APA basics on their own (n = 18). Results suggest that intensive instruction in APA style is beneficial for student learning outcomes. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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