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EBP packet 2: Preparing scholarly works
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What sources should we seek information from?
*be wary of .com sites; their primary goal is to make money.
When you are giving out knowledgeable information to the public should you get right to the point or give very detailed drawn out conclusions?
short and to the point.
Should you use active or passive voice?
"the participants responded..."
"the participants have been asked"
What should you avoid when preparing scholarly works?
avoid including your biases and personal opinions.
Be disciplined and do not use generational slang/jargon
How do you go about abbreviations or acronyms within your works? (ex: CDC, or HIPAA)
The very first time that it is included in your works make sure to fully spell it out.
How to include works stated from other researchers:
Use past tense...
EX: Smith (2015) found/stated...
General format for scholarly works APA paper.
12 pt. font - times new roman
1 inch margins around the entire thing
page header/title in the upper left hand corner of EVERY page.
Page number in the upper right hand of EVERY page.
When is APA used?
Nursing, psych, etc.
What is different about APA style, what does it dictate?
Reference pages ( a list of all sources within your work )
When do you use in-text citations?
2: direct quote
3 or more direct words from a source needs to be cited.
What don't you have to cite?
public knowledge (if it can be found in 3 or more different sites)
your own words. (unless it's taken from a previously written work)
References vs. citations.
What does/doesn't have to be included within your reference page?
everything cited in the work must be cited within the reference page. (only citations that are in the paper)
You do NOT have to include non-retrievable sources in your reference page (personal communications: interviews, etc)
Format of reference page:
Center the word references in the top of the page.
double space ALL entries.
First line of each entry is flush left
Use a hanging indent for all subsequent lines of each entry.
(1/2 inch hanging)
remove all preformatting
how do you order the citations in the reference page?
Go by the authors names, use the FIRST last name in each citation, do not re-order the citations, take them exactly how they were in the article, etc.
In-text citations from two or more authors/sources of the same citation.
use last names listed alphabetically. Separate them by a semicolon.
(Jones, 2005; Matrogran, 2004)
In-text citations with 3-5 authors of same source.
Identify ALL authors ... just as they appear in source, not alphabetical order. FOR THE FIRST TIME.
If re-used use only the first authors name, followed by "et al."
six or more authors of same source.
use the first authors name, and "et al." in ALL sources, followed by date.
In-text citations of an unknown author
Use the sources full title. and cite the first word of the title followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Pg 11 in notes for example.
Put titles of articles and chapters in quotation marks.
italicize titles of books and reports.
the same last name and the same author
put the first initial followed by the lastnames. Put the publication dates as well.
same author with two or more works with the same publishing year
use a,b,c to distinguish. with the year of publication still included.
personal communication citations.
interviews, letters, emails, etc. include the communicator's name, "personal communication" and the date of the communication. DO NOT include this in the reference list.
citing electronic sources
Use the author-date style.
If they lack page numbers use paragraph numbers and paragraph heading.
if there is no author...
firstly, use caution. but sometimes the author is associated with the website. so use the website as the author.
EX: cdc.gov. use the CDC as the author.
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