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APA Style for Papers, Presentations,
and Statistical Results:
The Complete Guide

 based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
6th Edition (2010)



Larry Hatcher Ph.D., Saginaw Valley State University
$49.95 Paperback: 578 pages (April 1, 2018)
ISBN-10: 0985867051
ISBN-13: 978-0985867058


The book is totally comprehensive, with excellent examples.” -Dr. Jerry K. Palmer, Eastern Kentucky University

This book will be an immediate replacement for the two books that I currently use for my Laboratory in Psychology class.” -Dr. Timothy Franz, St. John Fisher College

Course Resources
Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
6th Edition (2010)

Reader Reviews
Free Template for APA Style Paper
Annotated APA Style Paper


Table of Contents
and Free Chapters
based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
6th Edition (2010)

Part I: Basic Concepts in Research and Data Analysis   
    Chapter 1 What This Book Will Do 1
    Chapter 2 Basic Concepts in Research and Statistics 7
    Chapter 3 The Big-Three Results from Statistical Analyses 33
    Chapter 4 Assumptions Underlying Statistical Analyses 71
Part II: Basics of APA Style    
   Chapter 5 APA Style: Basic Guidelines for the Full Manuscript 85
    Chapter 6 APA Style for Presenting Results in Text  121
    Chapter 7 APA Style for Presenting Results in Tables 151
    Chapter 8 APA Style for Presenting Results in Figures 165
    Chapter 9 APA Style for the Reference List 203
    Chapter 10 APA Style for In-Text Citations  239
Part III: Sample Paper, Poster, and Slide Presentation    
    Chapter 11 Example of a Complete APA-Style Paper 259
    Chapter 12 Creating Research Poster Presentations 305
    Chapter 13 Creating PowerPoint Slide Presentations 335
Part IV: Sample Write-Ups of Statistical Procedures    
    Chapter 14 Frequencies, Percentiles, and Boxplots 385
    Chapter 15 Descriptive Statistics 401
    Chapter 16 t Test for a Single Sample    425
    Chapter 17 t Test for Independent Samples 433
    Chapter 18 t Test for Paired Samples 443
    Chapter 19 ANOVA with One Between-Subjects Factor 453
   Chapter 20 ANOVA with Two Between-Subjects Factors 467
    Chapter 21 ANOVA with One Within-Subjects Factor 491
    Chapter 22 Bivariate Correlation and Regression 503
    Chapter 23 Chi-Square Test for Independence 531
    References 547
    Index 557


Quick, simple, and complete
APA Style for Papers, Presentations and Statistical Results

Preparing research papers, posters, and slide presentations according to the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2010):

  • Creating APA-style research manuscripts with Microsoft Office Word®.
  • Formatting margins, running heads, headings, references, in-text citations, tables, figures, and more.
  • Writing the abstract, introduction, method, results, and discussion sections.
  • Preparing references—with DOIs—for all types of sources.

Presenting statistical results in text, tables, and figures—all in APA style:

  • Reporting assumptions, p values, confidence intervals, and effect size as recommended by the APA, AERA, and ASA.
  • Creating complex statistical symbols with the Word® Equation tool.
  • Reporting results from widely-used statistical procedures—all illustrated with sample write-ups.

Preparing presentation materials for course assignments and scholarly conferences:

  • Creating professional-looking research posters with Word® or PowerPoint®.
  • Designing PowerPoint® slides presentations, speaker notes, and handouts.