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1 APA Seriation Dr. Gustafson

2 What is Seriation? APA Manual 6 th Edition – 3.04 Seriation signals the reader to key points within a section (for example, a list of items) Different types of seriation for different purposes

3 Numbered Lists Separate paragraphs in a series or Separate sentences in a series Arabic numeral followed by a period Only use with complete sentences and end with period Example Participants made the following judgments: 1. Individuals who... [paragraph or sentence continues]. 2. Nondepressed persons... [paragraph or sentence continues]. 3. Depressed persons... [paragraph or sentence continues].

4 Bulleted Lists Separate paragraphs in a series or Separate sentences in a series Only use with complete sentences and end with period Used to avoid connoting ordinal number or items Example Participants made the following judgments: Individuals who... [paragraph or sentence continues]. Nondepressed persons... [paragraph or sentence continues]. Depressed persons... [paragraph or sentence continues].

5 Lists within Paragraph or Sentence List items within a sentence or paragraph Identify elements with lowercase letters in parenthesis Use comma to separate items - in sentence where there are no other internal commas Use semicolon to separate items – in sentence where there are other internal commas Example (sentence with no other internal commas) The participant's three choices were (a) working with another participant, (b) working with a team, and (c) working alone. Example (sentence with other internal commas) We tested three groups: (a) low scorers, who scored fewer than 20 points; (b) moderate scorers, who scored between...

6 Seriation Misc. Use the correct type of seriation for your purpose Numbered lists connote order or hierarchy of items; use bulleted list if hierarchy is not intended Follow paper or journal typeset requirements for bullet style


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