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How to Read a Journal Article. Journal articles can be challenging to read, but most contain many of the same components.

How to Read a Journal Article

Once you understand the structure of each article, understanding the content is much simpler. Journal articles normally contain the following parts. For each part, try to identify the following: Abstract The abstract is normally one paragraph that appears before the article. Literature Review The literature review is often at the beginning of the article. Methods The methods section follows the literature review. Results The results section follows the methods. Conclusion/Discussion The conclusion or discussion section follows the results section. Choosing which statistical test to use - statistics help. Doing a Literature Review. Research Strategies - AAA Shared Resource Guide - LibGuides at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Before you start entering any search terms, spend a few minutes trying to think of as many relevant terms and combinations of terms as you can.

Research Strategies - AAA Shared Resource Guide - LibGuides at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

This will help you to avoid getting stuck in a rut with the first terms that come to mind. If you need help in coming up with terms, you may want to try the "Thesaurus" or "Subject Headings" features in the database you've chosen. Check out the "Help" or "Search Tips" to learn some of the search features specific to that database. Most databases provide similar features, but the methods may vary. Some common tricks: truncation = To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an * (asterisk). Try the databases' Advanced Search feature, which usually gives you the ability to search multiple fields (author, title, keyword, subject, etc) with one search and may offer additional ways to expand or limit your search.

If your first search strategy does not work, try another approach. Angel Teng. How people argue with research they don’t like. By Dylan Matthews By Dylan Matthews September 12, 2013 We at Wonkblog watch (and participate) in a lot of debates about new research.

How people argue with research they don’t like

And we'd like to say all those debates adhere to the highest standards of rigor and are motivated by nothing more than a search for truth. In reality, it tends to go more like this: Obviously, these arguments are often correct. Experimental studies really are better than quasi-experimental studies which really are better than regression analyses which are certainly better than nothing. Scholarly Open Access. Bealls List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access publishers.

Scholarly Open Access

We recommend that scholars read the available reviews, assessments and descriptions provided here, and then decide for themselves whether they want to submit articles, serve as editors or on editorial boards. In a few cases, non-open access publishers whose practices match those of predatory publishers have been added to the list as well. The criteria for determining predatory publishers are here. We hope that tenure and promotion committees can also decide for themselves how importantly or not to rate articles published in these journals in the context of their own institutional standards and/or geocultural locus. Last updated December 31, 2016. Constitute. RefSeek - Academic Search Engine. Information Timeline - MMW 121: Exploring the Pre-Modern World - LibGuides at University of California San Diego.

Research Process - MMW 121: Exploring the Pre-Modern World - LibGuides at University of California San Diego. 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language. "Change your language and you change your thoughts.

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

" -- Karl Albrecht Understanding Academic Language Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are expected to have internalized by the end of high school and includes everything from illustration and chart literacy to speaking, grammar and genres within fields. Think of academic language as the verbal clothing that we don in classrooms and other formal contexts to demonstrate cognition within cultures and to signal college readiness. There are two major kinds: instructional language ("What textual clues support your analysis? ") and language of the discipline (examples include alliteration in language arts, axioms in math, class struggle in social studies and atoms in science). Where to Start It would be a mistake to think that academic language is a garbage pail category involving any word, depending on the context. Teaching Academic Language 8 Specific Strategies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10 types of plagiarism in research.

The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language. I have put together this post to explain what a research paradigm is, which includes ontology, epistemology, theoretical framework and methodology, and why it is important for your research or PhD.

The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language

It took me a while to understand this properly, and below is a summary of my understanding of the topic, which I hope will help you. I suggest you go easy on yourself (I was pulling my hair out on the second day). The Research Process - ELM Learning Center. Research Process Videos Watch these short videos for help building effective searches, finding authoritative content online, correctly citing sources, and more.

The Research Process - ELM Learning Center

Search Strategies: Part One (2:41) Au.pinterest. Media Research Assignment. Theoretical Framework vs Conceptual Framework. The research paradigm – methodology, epistemology and ontology – explained in simple language.