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Using APA in healthcare administration

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Using APA in healthcare administration

There are a number of resources available at the researchers disposable for use in the course of the research. However, not all the sources are credible especially internet sources. Most reliable sources are believed to be peer-reviewed/ scholarly articles and books from reputable publishers like university press as stated by American Psychological Association (2010). Therefore, when citing resources it is significant to determine whether it is credible or not before using it.

The authenticity of the information contained in most research papers highly depends on the credibility of the sources used. Therefore, it is important to make references to reputable sources when compiling academic research findings. Citing credible sources makes it easier to trace the information indicated in the research helping to clarify unclear content in the text. Furthermore, it helps in writing original text and minimizes incidences of plagiarism which is prohibited following directives to acknowledge other scholars’ contribution to the subject under research. The quality of the text is also determined by the reliability of the resources cited; in that use of credible sources indicates quality information as explained by American Psychological Association (2010).

Healthcare administration involves efficient coordination of all health care sectors, clinical research inclusive. Therefore, understanding by healthcare administrators and making sure physicians involved in research observe the rules regarding resource citation is vital as the rules are universal as suggested by In Armstrong & Potvin (2013). Healthcare academicians need to be well informed on the necessity to get information concerning the subject of their study from trusted domains to minimize irregularities that may lead to nullification of the research. This helps save valuable resources like time and funds as health care research consumes a lot of both.


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