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Student Guide to SPSS and APA Style Writing (v.12.0)

This guide (created by Gary Lewandowski; Twitter: @LewandowskiPhD) is a free resource that can substitute for the APA Manual and SPSS guides. The Student Guide leads students through data analysis in SPSS with step-by-step instructions and screenshots for setting up the analyses and interpreting the output. For each analysis, students also see an example SPSS …

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APA Style (7th Edition): Annotated Sample Papers (Professional & Student)

One of the most helpful resources instructors can provide for students is a solid example. To facilitate learning APA Style, the APA has provided several sample papers for both professional and student formats. Here are two annotated examples: Professional Paper – Annotated Version (Sample Only Version) Student Paper – Annotated Version (Sample Only Version)

APA Style (7th Edition): Writing the Discussion (Key Phrases to Use)

Anyone who has ever taught writing of APA Style Research Reports, knows that students struggle with writing the Discussion section. The APA now provides a handout that helps students by providing key phrases for each subsection. These should help students better match their content to the appropriate section. You can find the handout here.

APA Style (7th Edition): Sample Notated Paper

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a premier source for all types of resources for teaching writing, including APA style (Here is a link to all of their APA materials). But perhaps the most useful resource is their sample research report with abundant notations highlighting key points for students. Not only that, but they …

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Stats in Everyday Life: Z-scores and the Top 20 Athletes Ever

“Top” lists of anything are always popular because people want to see how the list compares to their own beliefs. Readers then get to debate the merits of who was included or excluded. When it comes to a diverse group such as athletes, it can be difficult to compare across sports. Please click here for …

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