APA 6th Edition Formatting
Three Citations Using Direct Quotes
Intuition and analysis are two cognitive styles used by entrepreneurs in new venture formation. Researches Kickul, Gundry, Barbosa, and Whitcanack (2009) studied the effects of intuition versus analysis on entrepreneurial self-efficacy and found that “individuals with the intuitive cognitive style were more confident in their ability to identify and recognize opportunities,” but “individuals with the analytic cognitive style were more confident in their abilities to assess, evaluate, plan, and marshal resources” (p. 439). They also found that “intuitive individuals’ intentions toward entrepreneurship are better explained by ...view middle of the document...
The York et al. (2009) article used a complex triangulation methodology combining qualitative and quantitative to assess team performance and satisfaction. Sixteen students from diverse scientific and law specialties were assigned to four groups to create business plans for biotechnology commercialization. The personality measures were well established and the study appears well designed. Because of the large number of factors studied and the small number of students/teams used in the study, additional study is required to demonstrate the applicability of these findings to the general population of entrepreneurial teams.
Evaluation of APA Formatting Resources
Four APA formatting resources are reviewed here. The American Psychological Association (2009) publishes the authoritative work on APA formatting, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. This book is a style manual for academic writers and editors in the behavioral and social sciences and covers the topics of plagiarism, manuscript organization, writing style, displaying tables and figures, references, citations, and the publication process. The first printing contains seven pages of corrections that are downloadable from www.apa.org. The writing style guide is helpful, as is the section on citations and references. Electronic references examples are few and other resources should be consulted.
The American Psychological Association (2007) publishes the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, a free, downloadable publication. This 29-page guide is a helpful supplement for electronic references that are not described in the APA 6th manual, but it uses the APA 5th edition formats and examples may need adaptation to the current standard.
In addition, several website are worth consulting. The APA Style website at www.apastyle.org includes tutorials and supplementary documents with examples not covered in the APA 6th manual. The Perdue Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10 has additional style guides and examples.
Steps Used to Format APA Citations
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