Writing a lab report introduction psychology
Although they may seem overwhelming to you now, lab reports can be written efficiently and effectively if you follow a formula that optimizes clarity and concision. Summary:Written for undergraduate students and new graduate students in psychology (experimental), this handout provides information on writing in psychology and on experimental report and experimental article writing.Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Aleksandra Kasztalska Last Edited: 2013-03-12 09:53:54Psychology is based on the study of human behaviors.
As a social science, experimental psychology uses empirical inquiry to help understand human behavior. According to Thrass and Sanford (2000), psychology writing has three elements: describing, explaining, and understanding concepts from a standpoint of empirical investigation.Discipline-specific writing, such as writing done in psychology, can be similar to other types of writing you have done in the use of the writing process, writing techniques, and in locating and integrating sources.
As you are telling this story, you are crafting an argument about both the validity and reliability of your research, what your results mean, and how they fit into other previous work.These next two sections provide an overview of the experimental report in APA format. Always check with your instructor, advisor, or journal editor for specific formatti.