Word limit: 2000 words, not including title and reference section.
In this assessment, you will write a laboratory report based on data collected at the beginning
of semester. Data for this laboratory report will be collected in the tutorial in lecture 2 , and
results will be described in tutorials in lectures 3 and 4 . The laboratory report must include a
Title, an Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion and References section.
Assessment criteria for this assignment are displayed at the end of this guide. More specific
details of this assignment will be provided in your tutorials.
Your assignment should follow the conventions of the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition.
Guidelines on using APA style can be obtained from the following sources:
1. School of Psychology: (please read this first) http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east1.amazonaws.com/docs/345/174669/APA_for_Psychology_students.pdf
2. Murdoch Library website: http://libguides.murdoch.edu.au/APA
3. Reserve: The Publication Manual is on Reserve in the Murdoch library (Ref:
808.02 AME 2010 – 6th edition). There is also a useful online pdf summarising the
key points (search “publication manual” in the catalogue).