Some of the changes include:
To learn more about the changes made in the new edition, check out the "What's New" section on the official APA website.
"When we use an editorial style, we remove the distraction of puzzling over the correct punctuation for a reference or the proper form for numbers in text. Those elements are codified in the rules we follow for clear communication, allowing us to focus our intellectual energy on the substance of our research" (American Psychological Association, 2010, p.xiii).
American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in student papers in science and social science courses, such as Psychology, Nursing, and Social Work.
The purpose of documentation is to:
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