The sections within your main body, such as the introduction, method, results and discussion, do not need to start on new pages.Your title page features the running head, but in a slightly different format than the rest of your dissertation.Include a running head on the top of every page that is a shortened version of your dissertation’s title; it should be written in all caps but not exceed 50 characters.
The sections within your main body, such as the introduction, method, results and discussion, do not need to start on new pages.Your title page features the running head, but in a slightly different format than the rest of your dissertation.
After the main body of your work, you must also include a reference page, where you cite all your sources in full.
This not only helps your readers retrieve the sources used in your work, but is one step to ensuring you do not commit plagiarism.
Throughout your dissertation, any time you use someone else’s ideas, text, data or images, you must give them credit.
In APA style, you use in-text citations next to the referenced text with the author-date method.
When you refer to a source in your work, include an in-text citation.
This means citing the authors’ last names and the publication year directly in the sentence where you use the information.
To properly format this page, center the word “Abstract” on the first line. The abstract should be a single paragraph, between 150 to 250 words long. After this paragraph, list keywords relating to your dissertation to help researchers find your work in databases.
To do this in APA format, indent and type the word "Keywords" in italics, followed by a colon, then list your keywords in plain font.
On this page only, include the words "Running head" and a colon before your title.
The body of your title page lists your dissertation’s title, your name and your university’s name.