Answered By: Jeannie Headley
Last Updated: Dec 20, 2019     Views: 2

Except for proper names, names of methods, models, and theories are not capitalized. So, “socioeconomic model” would not be, but the abbreviation, SEM, would be. For additional information, see Capitalization (APA 4.14-20) or on the Writing Center website at:

Additional Resources:

More information is available on the Doctoral Capstone Form and Style webpage.

Further Questions:

Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at

Related Topics

More Information

Need more information? Ask us!

Or browse Quick Answers by Topic.