2What is Seriation? APA Manual 6th 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
3Numbered Lists Example Separate paragraphs in a series or Separate sentences in a seriesArabic numeral followed by a periodOnly use with complete sentences and end with periodExampleParticipants 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].
4Bulleted Lists Separate paragraphs in a series or Separate sentences in a seriesOnly use with complete sentences and end with periodUsed to avoid connoting ordinal number or itemsExampleParticipants made the following judgments:Individuals who [paragraph or sentence continues].Nondepressed persons [paragraph or sentence continues].Depressed persons [paragraph or sentence continues].
5Lists within Paragraph or Sentence List items within a sentence or paragraphIdentify elements with lowercase letters in parenthesisUse comma to separate items - in sentence where there are no other internal commasUse semicolon to separate items – in sentence where there are other internal commasExample (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 . . .
6Seriation 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 intendedFollow paper or journal typeset requirements for bullet style