The structure of a manuscript defines its function. The overarching question related to this discussion is “Why do scholars in sociology and psychology use uniform reporting standards in the publication of their research?” Do the reading for this week in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association before you answer this question. With a citation from the Publication manual of APA.
American Psychology Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed). Washington, DC: APA.