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SCS 224 (Campus) - Social Science Research Methods

This guide serves as a research companion to the ON-CAMPUS course SCS-224 titled "Social Science Research Methods" taught by Professor Christine Clamp.

Citing Sources in APA Format

Correctly citing your sources is an important part of research. For the most part, Social Science researchers and practitioners use a citation style developed and updated by the American Psychological Association. APA style is currently in its 7th edition. There are many resources to help you use APA style for your citations and papers. Here are some of our favorites:

APA Style paper Templates & Samples

The most recent version of APA style is the 7th edition which delineated separate paper styles for students versus professionals. Below are links to the templates as well as sample student papers. Your professor ultimately determines the format your paper should take, so if you have any questions, be sure to contact your professor to get clarification. Both Microsoft Word and Google Docs have APA style paper templates to write your student papers in APA style, however neither appears to have the 7th edition student paper as yet.

Frequently Asked Citation Questions

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Academic honesty is an important part of being a student and researcher. Using someone else's work without properly attributing their work is plagiarism, a kind of academic dishonesty. Properly citing sources not only gives credit to the research you've based your work on, it also allows your reader to interact with your sources, and is an important part of the scholarly conversation. Explore the following resources to learn more about Academic Honesty and avoiding plagiarism.

Frequently Asked Academic Honesty Questions: