An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 5th Edition

ISBN: 9780730389439

An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 5th Edition is a writing guide that provides students an engaging, accessible introduction to the conventions of writing in the APA style. Its straightforward, user-friendly style provides a thorough overview and is suited for undergraduate students of any discipline who write reports and essays in the APA style.

Authored by the leading Psychology author and Teaching and Learning expert Lorelle Burton, it is a perfect companion to the author’s market leading best-seller Psychology, 5th Australian and New Zealand Edition.


  • Logical sequencing: This text walks you through every step of the research process – how to prepare for the essay, how to research, how to write, how to follow the style guide and how to submit the assignment once complete.
  • Addresses the essentials: This title sets you up for success by exposing you to the variety of essay and report styles you’ll be expected to write throughout your university career.
  • Skills-focussed: This text will help you build the skills to do web research properly, and includes examples of good and bad essays and both quantitative and qualitative reports, with versions that have the errors marked up for comparison.
Lorelle J. Burton
Chapter 1. Where to begin
Chapter 2. Writing in APA style
Chapter 3. Critical thinking
Chapter 4. Essays
Chapter 5. Quantitative research reports
Chapter 6. Qualitative research reports
Chapter 7. In-text citations
Chapter 8. Reference list
Chapter 9. How to end
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
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