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  • 1. 

    The abstract of an article should be(See APA 2.01-2.04.)

    • A.

      A brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article.

    • B.

      About 75 to 100 words long.

    • C.

      Dense with information.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. A brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article.
    Explanation
    The abstract of an article should be a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article. This means that it should provide a concise overview of the main points, findings, and conclusions of the article. It should not include excessive details or unnecessary information. The purpose of an abstract is to give readers a clear understanding of what the article is about and whether it is relevant to their interests or research. Therefore, it should be concise and to the point, providing enough information to give a good sense of the article's content without being too lengthy or overwhelming.

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  • 2. 

    The introduction section of a research report should(See APA 2.05-2.06.)

    • A.

      Include a thorough historical review of the literature.

    • B.

      Be clearly labeled.

    • C.

      Present the importance of the problem to be explored and specify hypotheses and objectives.

    Correct Answer
    C. Present the importance of the problem to be explored and specify hypotheses and objectives.
    Explanation
    The introduction section of a research report should present the importance of the problem to be explored and specify hypotheses and objectives. This is because the introduction serves to provide background information on the topic and to establish the significance of the research problem. It should also clearly state the research objectives and any hypotheses that will be tested. A thorough historical review of the literature is not always necessary in the introduction, although it may be included if relevant. The section should also be clearly labeled to guide the reader through the report.

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  • 3. 

    Use abbreviations in general(See APA 4.22-4.30.)

    • A.

      To encourage the reader to investigate the meaning.

    • B.

      For all units of time.

    • C.

      If the reader were more familiar with the abbreviation than with the complete word or words being used.

    Correct Answer
    C. If the reader were more familiar with the abbreviation than with the complete word or words being used.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that abbreviations should be used to encourage the reader to investigate the meaning, for all units of time, and if the reader is more familiar with the abbreviation than with the complete word or words being used. This means that abbreviations can be used to pique the reader's curiosity and prompt them to further explore the topic, to represent units of time in a concise manner, and to facilitate understanding if the reader is already familiar with the abbreviation.

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  • 4. 

    Capitalize(See APA 4.14-4.20.)

    • A.

      Nouns that precede a variable.

    • B.

      The word "factor" when it is followed by a number (e.g., Factor 6).

    • C.

      Names of conditions or groups in an experiment.

    Correct Answer
    B. The word "factor" when it is followed by a number (e.g., Factor 6).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to capitalize the word "factor" when it is followed by a number (e.g., Factor 6). This is in accordance with the APA guidelines (4.14-4.20) which state that nouns should be capitalized when they precede a variable. In this case, "factor" is being used as a noun and when it is followed by a number, it should be capitalized to indicate its specific designation.

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  • 5. 

    Edit the following for the expression of numbers:Procedural errors occurred while 2 rats in the drug condition and 3 rats in the placebo condition were being tested.(See APA 4.31-4.38.)

    • A.

      Procedural errors occurred while 2.0 rats in the drug condition and 3.0 rats in the placebo condition were being tested.

    • B.

      Leave as is

    • C.

      Procedural errors occurred while two rats in the drug condition and three rats in the placebo condition were being tested.

    • D.

      Procedural errors occurred while two (2) rats in the drug condition and three (3) rats in the placebo condition were being tested.

    Correct Answer
    C. Procedural errors occurred while two rats in the drug condition and three rats in the placebo condition were being tested.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Procedural errors occurred while two rats in the drug condition and three rats in the placebo condition were being tested." This answer is the best choice because it follows the APA style guidelines for expressing numbers. According to APA 4.31-4.38, numbers that are less than 10 should be spelled out, unless they are measurements or statistical values. In this case, the numbers 2 and 3 are not measurements or statistical values, so they should be spelled out as "two" and "three".

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  • 6. 

    Edit the following expression of numbers:There were twenty 6-year-olds, eighteen 10-year-olds, and twenty-four 14-year olds.(See APA 4.31-4.38.)

    • A.

      Leave as is

    • B.

      There were 20 6-year-olds, 18 10-year-olds, and 24 14-year olds.

    • C.

      There were 20 six-year-olds, 18 ten-year-olds, and 24 fourteen-year olds.

    • D.

      There were twenty six-year-olds, eighteen 10-year-olds, and twenty-four 14-year-olds.

    Correct Answer
    A. Leave as is
    Explanation
    The given expression of numbers is already correct and does not require any changes.

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  • 7. 

    Which part of a research report should not always begin on a new page?(See APA 8.03.)

    • A.

      Abstract

    • B.

      References

    • C.

      Method

    Correct Answer
    C. Method
    Explanation
    According to APA 8.03, the Method section of a research report should not always begin on a new page. This section provides a detailed description of the research methodology and procedures used in the study. It is typically placed after the Abstract section and before the Results section. Starting the Method section on a new page is not necessary, as long as it is clearly labeled and separated from the previous section.

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  • 8. 

    The title page includes the title, (See APA 8.03.)

    • A.

      Author byline and abstract.

    • B.

      Author byline, institutional affiliation, running head, and the page number 1.

    • C.

      Author byline, institutional affiliation, running head, the page number 1, and author note.

    • D.

      Author byline, institutional affiliation, and abstract.

    Correct Answer
    C. Author byline, institutional affiliation, running head, the page number 1, and author note.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is author byline, institutional affiliation, running head, the page number 1, and author note. This is because the title page in APA format typically includes the title, author byline, institutional affiliation, running head, the page number 1, and author note. The author note is a section where the author can provide additional information or acknowledgments related to the research. APA style guidelines specify these elements to be included on the title page.

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  • 9. 

    Consider the following questions before writing the introduction section:(See APA 2.05-2.06)

    • A.

      A. How do hypotheses and research design relate to one another?

    • B.

      B. What are the theoretical and practical implications of the study?

    • C.

      C. What statistical tests were used?

    • D.

      D. all of the above.

    • E.

      A and b.

    Correct Answer
    E. A and b.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a and b." This means that both hypotheses and research design relate to each other, and there are theoretical and practical implications of the study. The answer does not include option c, which is about the statistical tests used. The explanation suggests that options a and b are the correct choices because they address the relationship between hypotheses and research design, as well as the implications of the study.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is the correct ordering of manuscript sections in a research report?(See 8.03)

    • A.

      A. title page, abstract, introduction

    • B.

      B. Method, Results, Discussion

    • C.

      C. References, figures, tables

    • D.

      D. a and b

    Correct Answer
    D. D. a and b
    Explanation
    The correct ordering of manuscript sections in a research report is a combination of options a and b. Option a includes the title page, abstract, and introduction, which are typically the initial sections of a research report. Option b includes the Method, Results, and Discussion sections, which are commonly found in the main body of the report. Therefore, the correct ordering would be to have the title page, abstract, and introduction followed by the Method, Results, and Discussion sections.

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  • 11. 

    A running head to be used in a research report should be (See APA 8.03.)

    • A.

      Centered at the bottom of the title page in all uppercase letters.

    • B.

      Flush left at the top of the title page in all uppercase letters.

    • C.

      Centered at the bottom of the title page in uppercase and lowercase letters.

    • D.

      Flush right at the bottom of the title page in all uppercase and lowercase letters.

    Correct Answer
    B. Flush left at the top of the title page in all uppercase letters.
  • 12. 

    When citing references in the introduction, (See 2.01-2.08.)

    • A.

      A. include an exhaustive historical account.

    • B.

      B. cite select studies pertinent to the issue under investigation.

    • C.

      C. refer the reader to reviews if they are available.

    • D.

      D. stick to print sources rather than electronic sources.

    • E.

      E. b and c.

    Correct Answer
    E. E. b and c.
    Explanation
    When citing references in the introduction, it is not necessary to include an exhaustive historical account. Instead, it is more appropriate to cite select studies that are relevant to the specific issue being investigated. Additionally, if there are available reviews related to the topic, it is advisable to refer the reader to those reviews. Therefore, the correct answer is e. b and c.

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  • 13. 

    The abstract should be formatted as (See 2.01-2.04.)

    • A.

      A single paragraph in block format.

    • B.

      One or more paragraphs with the first line indented.

    • C.

      A single paragraph with the first line indented.

    • D.

      More than one paragraph with space between paragraphs.

    Correct Answer
    A. A single paragraph in block format.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a single paragraph in block format." This means that the abstract should be presented as a single paragraph without any indentation or breaks between paragraphs. It should be formatted in a block format, where the entire text is aligned to the left margin. This format is commonly used for abstracts in academic writing, as it provides a concise summary of the main points of the document in a visually distinct block of text.

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  • 14. 

    A good abstract(See 2.04-2.05.)

    • A.

      Needs to be dense with information.

    • B.

      Should include information that does not appear in the body of the manuscript.

    • C.

      Should be written in the present tense.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. Needs to be dense with information.
    Explanation
    A good abstract needs to be dense with information because it serves as a concise summary of the entire manuscript. It should provide enough information for readers to understand the main findings, methods, and conclusions of the study without having to read the entire paper. By being dense with information, the abstract can effectively communicate the key points of the research to readers and help them decide whether the full article is relevant to their interests.

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  • 15. 

    The general rule on expressing numbers is(See APA 4.31-4.38.)

    • A.

      Use words to express all numbers.

    • B.

      Use numerals to express all numbers.

    • C.

      Use numerals to express numbers 10 and above and words to express numbers below 10.

    • D.

      Use numerals to express numbers in tables and graphs and words to express numbers in the text.

    Correct Answer
    C. Use numerals to express numbers 10 and above and words to express numbers below 10.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to use numerals to express numbers 10 and above and words to express numbers below 10. This rule is in accordance with APA guidelines (4.31-4.38) for expressing numbers.

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