Students should follow the instructions on these sample pages rather than using a dissertation from the library or elsewhere as a guide. Next, add the year of publication in parentheses, ending with a period. Please read this section carefully and contact the Office of Doctoral Studies if you have any questions. We encourage students is to include a parenthetical definition of the acronym the first time it appears in a chapter, e. Place a period after it.
Center the word 'Abstract' below your running head, and then compose a summary of about 150 to 250 words that describes the most important points of your research and paper, such as hypothesis of your research, methodology, and possible conclusions. Continue your text if you can fit at least four lines after it. This list is alphabetical by the author's last name. A number indicates the entry number, since some words have more than one entry, and a letter indicates the definition under the entry number used. For example: Phenomenology, 2004, p. The entry should be cited in its entirety on one page or the other.
The abstract title page is identical to the dissertation title page with one exception: the abstract title page has the words An Abstract of directly above the title see Sample Title Page in the next section. Then, the year of the publication is put in parenthesis, followed by a period. If you quote from the definition, you must also include the page number. However, you may also find examples where they use one paragraph for each term. Italicize the name of this original dictionary and write a period after it.
The same procedure applies to all illustrative material. For example, a book, webpage, or sound recording would have a slightly different arrangement. If you only have a few terms that need explaining, you can choose to add the explanations in a. Use ten underscore characters, ending with a period if the author is exactly the same as the previous one, or with a comma if the author is the first of a series of new authors, as shown below. Copies of the letters do not need to be included in the dissertation. Use 1 in the text and 1.
Lists of musical examples or reproductions of art, or information about films, follow the same form as that used for lists of tables and figures. In-text Citation Cite glossary terms in the in-text citation with the author and copyright date in parentheses. Including lower level headings is optional. Your sentence might also look like this. If the glossary is written by an organization instead of an author, include the organization's name. See our page for examples.
The Abstract The abstract is a brief summary of the contents of the dissertation. If you need the definition for Lasthenie de Ferjol syndrome, the Poetzl phenomenon, neoassociationist theory, butyrylcholinesterase, or thousands of other psychological terms, look no further. Type the name of the dictionary in italics and follow it with a period. If you need the definition for Lasthenie de Ferjol syndrome, the Poetzl phenomenon, neoassociationist theory, butyrylcholinesterase, or thousands of other psychological terms, look no further. You add a glossary whenever this increases the readability of your dissertation. If leadership is a central element of the study, such as commonly occurs in business or management fields, clearly defining leadership and the relevant elements of leadership in the context of the study is essential. Lower case roman numerals iii, iv, v, vi, etc.
Capitalize the first letter of each word of headings except for articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. A Landmark Reference That Defines the Lexicon of Psychology The American Psychological Association ® is proud to announce the publication of an invaluable addition to your reference shelf, one that represents a major scholarly and editorial undertaking. Specify as much of the original publication information as possible. Sorting the terms alphabetically ensures that the reader can easily look up the terms. A title page does not need to be inserted before each one.
The second component of this system is your reference list. Next, the title of the work is written without any kind of special punctuation or type except a period at the end. The full publication date is not necessary. The left-side margin should be flush, except for the beginning of each paragraph, which should be indented five to seven spaces. These lines are arranged in hanging indentations, where the first line is all the way flush to the left, but subsequent lines are indented about five spaces. Identify the location, publisher, and year of original publication.
References include the author's last name and first name separated by a comma. If one heading immediately follows another, leave only one blank line a double space between the two. In The Seagull Reader: Poems. Follow the location with a colon and the name of the original publisher. Do not justify the right margin of your text; keep it left aligned like the text shown here. Pagination The title page is counted as page one and the copyright page as page two, but numbers do not appear on them.
See the next section for sample dissertation pages. This includes the defined word, the year of publication, the original dictionary the word came from, the location of the publisher, and the name of the publishing house. The location and publisher name should be separated with a comma, and the whole line should end with a period. The abstract should be typed double-spaced with the same typeface and margins as the dissertation. There are cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. End the line with a period. All other items requiring numbers should have Arabic numbers.