Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2016     Views: 4204

Dialogue in APA is the same as direct quotations.

Dialogue, traditionally, refers to the words that come directly from a person’s mouth. In APA, however, the writer would use quotation marks and then a citation with the author's name, the publication date, and the page number of the source that was “speaking” that direct quotation:

According to Green (2013), “the evidence showed a strong correlation between those who wore high heels and those who later had lower back problems” (p. 14). 

When using a direct quotation in scholarly writing, be sure to consider the following three formatting pointers:


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