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Scientific Writing for Psychology
Lessons in Clarity and Style

Second Edition


© 2019 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In the Second Edition of Scientific Writing for Psychology, veteran teacher, editor and author, Robert V. Kail provides straightforward strategies along with hands-on exercises for effective scientific writing in a series of seven lessons. Kail shares an abundance of writing wisdom with “tools of the trade”—heuristics, tips, and strategies—used by expert authors to produce writing that is clear, concise, cohesive, and compelling. The exercises included throughout each extensively class-tested lesson allow students to practice and ultimately master their scientific writing skills.

 
 
1. Lesson 1: Writing Clearly
 
2. Lesson 2: Adding Emphasis
 
3. Lesson 3: Writing Concisely, With Some Spice
 
4. Lesson 4: The Art of Fine Paragraphs
 
5. Lesson 5: Framing an Introduction
 
6. Lesson 6: Reporting Results
 
7. Lesson 7: Discussing Your Findings
 
Epilogue: Writing a Title, Abstract, and Method Section

Robert V. Kail

Robert V. Kail is Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University and his PhD is from the University of Michigan. Kail is Editor of Child Development Perspectives and Editor Emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, was named the Distinguished Sesquicentennial Alumnus in Psychology by Ohio Wesleyan University, is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Kail has also written Children and... More About Author