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Video - Anatomy of a Scholarly Article (4 min. 48 sec.)
Brief overview and key points of the study
Read to quickly determine the article’s relevance to your topic
Hypothesis of the study and review of relevant literature
Read for the context of the problem and the prior relevant research
Detailed information about the research conducted
Includes participants, procedures, instruments, history and background of the instruments chosen, and the variables
Summary of data, including:
relationships among variables
methodology for statistical analysis
P value (construct for significance, .05 or .01)
N (sample size)
how the results relate to the hypothesis or problem stated in the introduction.
Comparisons may be included to clarify findings, or to explore unanticipated findings
Summary of results in narrative form.
Usually relates the results of the study to prior study results and gives suggestions for further study
List of the sources cited
Sources not directly cited but used as prior reading
Video - Credible Sources (4 min. 8 sec.)
Script is a derivative of "Evaluating Sources for Credibility" by Lisa Becksford, NCSU Library, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0
Scholarly and Popular Sources
A great guide from NCSU Libraries explaining the differences between popular, scholarly, and trade publications. Very helpful for those confused about what makes a resource scholarly.
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From George Fox University Libraries