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PYCH 3730: Research Methods


1. Concise and Clear - Make sure that you are writing in a clear and concise manner. Avoid vague expressions such as they, we, people, etc. 

2. Make Connections - Connect evidence, theories, and conclusions within your paper. Items should connect to show how they interplay to one another. 

3. Plain Language - Write in a plain and straightforward manner to share your research and information. Avoid personal experiences and descriptive writing. 

4. Evidence-Based Reasoning - Support your paper with scholarly sources and the evidence you can glean from them. 

5. Thesis - Driven - Your paper should be driven by your thesis or research question. This forms the foundation for the rest of your paper.