- Series: PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION 6th
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 6th edition (July 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1433950618
- ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
- ASIN: 1433805618
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4,368 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I just wanted to add that I am not talking about the errors that accompanied the first printing, this was supposedly a 7th printing with the "errors" fixed. This was a book that had clearly been badly re-typed by someone, as can be seen in the pics I included. This is a counterfeit product IMO.
There is no way this is the approved manual. Perhaps a first run or someone horribly plagiarized the book. Glaring issues are throughout. Ex: on page 67 of the spiral book: First sentence says "mtending" instead of intending. Same pg 1st sentence under section 3.08 states "only what needs to be said". This section starts with a lower case and it is not a complete sentence! Page 68 says "10-year-olc*" instead of 10-year-old. There are level 2 headings not bolded when most are. I could go on. Be cautious when purchasing.
Worst of all, the Kindle edition does not work with Kindle's online reader (read.amazon.com), which is where most people using this book would probably use the Kindle edition.
I've returned the ebook version and will purchase a print copy (oh so 20th century!) at a later date.
If your an undergrad student...this manual may be more than you're looking for when it comes to writing college papers.
A lot of what this book has, and more, can be found on "Purdue dot edu" for free. And, it's comprehensive as well.
If you're looking for a quick reference...I recommend APA: The Easy Way by Houghton and Houghton. I have grown to appreciate it's simplistic approach to the APA basics .
Hope this helped...
The main benefit I see for owning this book is that it offers many excerpts of sample papers and reference pages. Many APA formatting samples are available online, but having this book to refer to takes away any doubt about the correct formatting. Other than that I don't see a lot of benefits to owning this book, other than that it goes into more detail about style rules than online sources. My biggest wish has been that the APA would publish a searchable version of their guide online; I would happily pay good money for the convenience!
Spiral bound is the best format for this book. The information must be read while working with documents, and the spiral binding will lie flat on the desk while I am working with the material. It is also easier to read when fully opened.