The Major Sections of a Research Study According to APA

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Which of the following is NOT a major section of an APA study?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a quality of a well written title?

2. When should an abstract be written?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the standards set forth by the American Psychological Association in research papers. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the sections of the paper and what information is found in each section.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following APA research study sections:

  • Abstract
  • Methods
  • Literature Review
  • References

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the sections and purpose of each section when using APA format
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of the abstract in an APA research study
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you understand and can answer questions about main phrases such as literature review
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different sections of an APA research study and their order

Additional Learning

To learn more about APA format review the accompanying lesson called The Major Sections of a Research Study According to APA. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how the title is written
  • Define the introduction and literature review
  • Explain the methods section
  • Differentiate between the results and discussion section
  • Explain the purpose of the references section
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