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American Sociological Association (ASA) Style: Home
by Patsy Chia
Last Updated Mar 25, 2022
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ASA Style Guide
The ASA (American Sociological Association) Style is closely related in appearance and function to the APA (American Psychological Association) style.
As with APA style, ASA style requires that sources receive attribution in the text by the use of parenthetical in-text references.
The "author-date" in-text citation system is a readily recognizable feature of ASA style.
The following list covers the authoritative ASA Style Guide 6th ed. Included also are selected online guides that provide instructions and examples on how to create in-texts and bibliographies/reference lists in research papers. Some may include advice on grammar and punctuation, research methods as well as guidelines on formatting the final paper.
Authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copy editing manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, updated edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar, as well as expanded information on the use of electronic, digital, and social media sources. The sixth edition also includes guidance for online manuscript submissions, preprints, and updated reference examples
The examples come from the American Sociological Association Style Guide, 6th. edition (2019).
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