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					READING SCHOLARLY
RESEARCH

 So, what did they REALLY say . .
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READING SCHOLARLY
RESEARCH
   What are “scholarly journals?”
   The structure of a scholarly article
   Academic writing style
WHAT ARE SCHOLARLY
ARTICLES?
   Peer-reviewed--reviewed by experts
    BEFORE publication
   Peer-review process
   How do you find them?
STRUCTURE OF
SCHOLARLY ARTICLES
   Abstract
   Introduction
   Method
   Results
   Discussion
   References and Notes
THE ABSTRACT
   Short summation of the study
   Tells you
       The purpose or objective
       Who the subjects were
       What the subjects did
       The important findings
THE INTRODUCTION
   Background--why the author(s)
    undertook the study and how this study
    relates to other research (“Lit Review”)
   Purpose--states the purpose or goal
   Hypotheses (optional)--statements
    about the relationship between
    variables in the study
METHOD
   Subjects--who participated, how were
    they selected, etc.
   Materials, equipment, apparatus or
    instruments--describes things other
    than subjects used in the study
   Procedure--explains what the subjects
    did, or what was done to them, during
    the investigation
RESULTS
   Presentation of the results, in
    methodological jargon
   May use verbiage, tables, graphs or
    some combination
DISCUSSION
   Presents the results in plain English.
   Explains
       WHY the results occurred
       What should be learned from the study
       What further research could be done
REFERENCES AND NOTES
   References--valuable as a source of
    further reading/research
   Notes--Generally used to
       Thank people who were helpful
       Clarify some point in the study
ACADEMIC WRITING STYLE
   Title: accuracy paramount, interesting
    preferred
   Formal writing style
       No “I,” slang, informal language
   “Just the facts, ma’am”
       Avoid adjectives and hyperbole
       Keep it terse, concise
STYLE . . .
   Use subtitles for flow
   Organize like the outline in your writing
    manual or the instructions in the
    syllabus
   CITE, CITE, CITE
   USE the writer’s manual!!!!!

				
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