Introduction PART 1: Academic Papers Chapter 1 Thinking and writing Chapter 2 Scientific writing Chapter 3 Style Chapter 4 Academic standards PART 2: Sources Chapter 5 Using sources Chapter 6 Quotations Chapter 7 The reference list PART 3: Writing Chapter 8 Writing a paper Chapter 9 Drafts and editing PART 4: Essays and Literature Reviews Chapter 10 An overview of essays and literature reviews Chapter 11 Preparing and planning a paper Chapter 12 Writing an essay or literature review PART 5: Research Reports Chapter 13 An overview of a research report Chapter 14 Preparing and planning a research report Chapter 15 Writing a research report Chapter 16 Reporting statistics Chapter 17 Using figures and tables Chapter 18 Preparing figures and tables Chapter 19 Qualitative research reports PART 6: Resource Material Chapter 20 Grammar Chapter 21 Punctuation Chapter 22 Spelling and capitalisation Chapter 23 Abbreviations and numbers Chapter 24 Typing and presentation Chapter 25 Marking papers
T. R. Smyth held academic appointments at many of Australia's foremost universities. In addition to the highly successful first edition of The Principles of Writing in Psychology, he authored The Psychology Thesis: Research and Coursework and Writing Psychology: A Student Guide. Amanda Le Couteur is Associate Professor, Psychology, at the University of Adelaide, where she is Co-Director of the Discourse and Social Psychology Unit and teaches in the fields of research methods and philosophy of science.
'A bible for psychology students when preparing coursework...I would heartily recommend it to any student sensible enough to care about writing and communication skills.' - Times Higher Education Supplement