I-o Phd Chair APA Knowledge Test

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I-O PhD Chair APA Knowledge Test


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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following is not an acceptable example for how to cite a source in text when paraphrasing?
    • A. 

      In 2013, Miller’s study of college students revealed that…

    • B. 

      Miller (2013) found in a study of college students that…

    • C. 

      Today, college students are more informed (Miller).

    • D. 

      College students today are more informed (Miller, 2013).

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following examples reflects the correct format for citing an in-text citation the first time when there are six authors?  
    • A. 

      According to Jones, Peters, Kane, Smith, Wiley, and Rope (2013), college students...

    • B. 

      According to Jones et al. (2013), college students…

    • C. 

      According to Jones et al., (2013), college students…

    • D. 

      According to Jones, A. S. (2013), college students…

  • 3. 
    Which one of the following is the correct format for parenthetically citing two or more works together?
    • A. 

      College students today are more informed (Jones; Kessler)

    • B. 

      College students today are more informed (Jones, 2013, Kessler, 2009)

    • C. 

      College students today are more informed (Kessler, 2009; Jones, 2013)

    • D. 

      College students today are more informed (Jones, 2013; Kessler, 2009)

  • 4. 
    A student finds a 2013 article that does not have an author.  The title of the article is “What Every College Student Should Know About 20th Century Skills.” Which one of the following is the most appropriate format for parenthetically citing the article?
    • A. 

      (“What Every,” 2013)

    • B. 

      (“What Every College Student Should Know About 20th Century Skills,” 2013)

    • C. 

      (Unknown, 2013)

    • D. 

      (“Unknown,” 2013)

  • 5. 
    A student finds a journal article on ProQuest that she wants to cite.  What should the student include at the end of the reference entry?
    • A. 

      Nothing. She should just end the reference with the article page numbers.

    • B. 

      The URL within ProQuest where she retrieved the article.

    • C. 

      The doi or the journal homepage URL if no doi.

    • D. 

      The journal homepage URL.

  • 6. 
    Which one of the following reflects incorrect use of numbers?
    • A. 

      Twenty-five participants completed the survey.

    • B. 

      The participant was a 5-year old.

    • C. 

      The participants returned the surveys within 2 weeks.

    • D. 

      All six of the 12 participants agreed with the statement.

  • 7. 
    With the exception of some p values, most statistics should be rounded to how many decimal places?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 8. 
    Which one of the following is false about APA style headings?
    • A. 

      Headings are indicated without numbers or letters.

    • B. 

      The introduction never has a heading.

    • C. 

      The headings should always be used in order.

    • D. 

      There are four levels of headings.

  • 9. 
    For ease of reading comprehension, how many spaces should we include at the end of a sentence in the body of an APA style paper?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 10. 
    When writing, students should use a font that is clear and highly readable. What font does APA recommend?
    • A. 

      Arial 12

    • B. 

      Calibri 12

    • C. 

      Cambria 12

    • D. 

      Times New Roman 12

  • 11. 
    Which one of the follow is false about APA style tables and figures?
    • A. 

      The font should be 8 to 12 point for tables and 8 to 14 point for figures.

    • B. 

      The table text must be double spaced.

    • C. 

      A sans serif font such as Aria or Helvetica is required for figures.

    • D. 

      A serif font of Times New Roman is recommended for tables.

  • 12. 
    Students often include tables and figures in their dissertation milestone documents. Which one of the follow is true about including tables or figures that are reprinted or adapted from others’ work?
    • A. 

      Students can freely insert tables reprinted from other sources, as long as they properly cite the source.

    • B. 

      Students can freely insert figures reprinted from other sources, as long as they properly cite the source.

    • C. 

      Students must, in most cases, obtain permission to reprint, but not adapt, tables or figures from other sources.

    • D. 

      Students must, in most cases, obtain permission to reprint or adapt tables or figures from other sources.

  • 13. 
    Students often include lists within their dissertation milestone documents. How should students identify elements in a series within a paragraph?
    • A. 

      Using lowercase letters in parentheses (e.g., (a) text, (b) text, and (c) text.)

    • B. 

      Using lowercase letters with closed parentheses (e.g., a) text, b) text, and c) text.)

    • C. 

      Using bulleted lists to separate three or more elements

    • D. 

      Using numbered lists (e.g., 1. text, 2. text, 3. text)

  • 14. 
    You are reviewing a student’s milestone document and notice the student is using the following format for all journal articles he retrieved online: Ramey, L. A. (2013). Employers flunk quiz about today’s college students, Journal of Knowledge, 23(4), 86-89. What would be the most appropriate feedback to provide to the student?
    • A. 

      “Nice job! You have included the correct formatting for journal articles retrieved online.”

    • B. 

      “Please ensure you include the URL of the database you retrieved the journal article from.”

    • C. 

      “Please ensure you include the journal ISSN number at the end of the reference.”

    • D. 

      “Please ensure you include the doi number. If no doi number, include the URL of the journal homepage.”

  • 15. 
    You are reviewing a student’s milestone document and notice the student is using a specific format for all books cited: Ramey, L. A. (2013). Employers flunk quiz about today’s college students. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. What would be the most appropriate feedback to provide to the student?
    • A. 

      “Nice job! You have included the correct formatting for books.”

    • B. 

      “Please ensure you capitalize the first letter of each major word in book titles.”

    • C. 

      “Please ensure you include the publisher city and state in book references.”

    • D. 

      “Please ensure you do not italicize book titles in book references.”

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