Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

1 Identify three methods of communication among scientists.

2 Describe three elements of communication.

3 Apply APA writing style and language guidelines for writing a manuscript.

4 Apply APA formatting requirements for writing a manuscript.

5 Apply APA guidelines for writing and organizing a literature review article.

6 Delineate how results are reported for a qualitative versus a quantitative research design.

7 State APA guidelines for identifying the authorship of published scientific work.

8 Identify guidelines for effectively presenting a poster.

9 Identify guidelines for effectively giving a professional talk.