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I'm currently using a Praat script I found online and I would like to cite it in my thesis. Does anyone know whether there is a specific APA format for citing Praat scripts? I've tried looking into other researchers' papers, but they seem to write their scripts themselves and just not cite them, I guess.

Thank you in advance :)

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    You mean a pre-existing script someone else wrote, or one that you wrote?
    – Nardog
    Commented May 28, 2020 at 19:28
  • a script someone else wrote
    – Marijke98
    Commented May 30, 2020 at 10:34

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You'll find a lot of advice I gave in this Academia Stack Exchange answer useful, though it relates to R scripts and LaTeX. Unless the script is available from a very stable repository, only citing the praat script may not be helpful in a few years time. It's better to ask the original author if you can republish it as an appendix, or make all your analysis scripts available in a stable repository.

Caveats out of the way, the APA citation style indicates how to cite software. The APA style blog gives advice on how to do so, and following that I would recommend a citation like:

Smith, J. (2014). Name of Script or Function [Praat script]. Retrieved from https://www.example.com/praatScripts

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  • Thank you! This is helpful :)
    – Marijke98
    Commented May 30, 2020 at 10:36

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