Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Sections 01 & 05
Hembree            Fall, 2012


Writing Exercises - Part 2

10 points

Note: Please word process & print out this homework for class. Homework is due on the date listed in the course schedule. Late Homework will not be accepted.

Use Chapter 16 of your text, the Szuchman text and the OWL APA Style Tutorial  (reference lists, headings, tables part 1, statistics) to complete the following questions and exercises)

1) Sections of a research paper (5 pts)

List what information must be covered in each of the following sections of an APA research paper:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Method

  • Results

  • Discussion


2) APA Headings and results sections (2 pts)

Indicate whether the following statements are true or false. If a statement is false, explain why it is false.

1) In APA Style, the Introduction section never gets a heading.


2) If an author uses a figure or table in the results section of the paper, there is no need to refer to the table or describe the results in the text.


3) You must provide the formula you used for statistical tests such as t-tests in the results section.

4) Readers must be able to understand tables without referring to the text.


3) APA Style references (3 pts)

(Re)write the following references using correct APA style.

A journal article entitled "Beliefs and achievement: A study of Black, white and Hispanic children" written by H.W. Stevenson, S. Chen and D.H. Uttal in volume 61 of the journal Child Development and published in 1990 (pp. 23-45).

 A 1986 chapter entitled "Television and cognitive development" written by Thomas Williams contained in an edited book entitled "The impact of television; A natural experiment in three communities", edited by L.F. Harrison and published by Academic Press in Orlando, FL. (pp. 230-261).

A 1999 book entitled "Motivation and Self-Regulation Across the Lifespan"  by Jane Heckhauser and Carol Dweck. The publisher is Cambridge University Press and they are located in New York.  


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Updated: August, 2012