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Basic rules for organizing and documenting research papers prepared for Gateway students in psychology, sociology, and nursing classes.
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What does "APA Style" Mean?

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FIRST, APA style refers to the organization and design of your research paper including margins, line spacing, page numbers, title page and reference page. SECOND, it refers to the standard format for documenting  the resources that you used to write your paper. This includes the format for citing your sources in your paper (in-text citations) and at of the end of your paper (the References page). These standards, established by the  American Psychological Association are widely accepted in the academic community. 

      
     

    Who uses APA Style?

    At Gateway Technical College, the APA Writing Style is used by students in nursing, physical therapy assistant, dental assistant, psychology, sociology classes and in some English Composition classes.

     

    APA for the Nurse Practice Act

     

    APA Template (for downloading) & Guide (printable)

     

    Writing Checklists

    Research Paper Checklist:  From Introduction to Conclusion - Provided by the publishers of Successful College Writing, 5th ed., used in English Composition classes taught at Gateway.

     

    Types of Papers

    Case Study:  “A research method involving a thorough, in-depth analysis of an individual, group, institution, or other social unit” (Polit & Beck, 2006, p. 496). Beck, C. T. (2006). Essentials of nursing research: Methods, appraisal, and utilization (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Evidence-based Research Paper:  “A document summarizing the main features of a study, including the research question, the methods used to address it, the findings, and the interpretation of the findings” (Polit & Beck, 2006, p. 509).  Evidence-based research reports can be found in most peer-reviewed journals.   Definition from:  Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2006). Essentials of nursing research: Methods, appraisal, and utilization (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Research Paper:  Please follow this link for a definition and many helpful hints on writing a Research Paper:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/658/02/

     

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