Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

Abstract Typing Instructions

The abstract appears on a page of its own, immediately following the title page. It should be kept to a maximum of 960 characters (about 120 words) to permit it to fit within the limits of computerized abstract databases. 

The word "abstract" should appear at the top of the page and should be centered. The abstract follows as a single paragraph with no indentation. Shown below is an example of an abstract.