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Browse the library stacks for educational psychology books in the LB1050.9-LB1091 section.
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How to Identify Research Studies
Types of Psychology Journal Articles
Scholarly psychology journals usually feature two types of articles:
- REVIEWS look at other peoples' research and summarize research in a specific area of study.
- RESEARCH STUDIES report the original research being conducted by the authors of the article.
Quick Indicators of Original Research Studies
Read the ABSTRACT of an article before diving into it completely and then give the article a quick once over. You are looking for keywords such as:
- PURPOSE or OBJECTIVE: Why the experiment is being done in the first place, the question that the researchers are attempting to address with their research.
- PARTICIPANTS, POPULATION, or SUBJECTS: In psychology, research is done on people or animals – a research article should discuss who participated in a study. If it DOES NOT talk about the people used in the research, it may be an analysis or review of research. It is likely NOT a research study.
- METHODS or METHODOLOGY: This explains how the research is done.
- RESULTS or FINDINGS: An explanation of what the researchers found within the scope of their experiment or research.
- CONCLUSIONS and/or DISCUSSION: A description of what the researchers’ findings entail or mean, and suggestions for future research informed by such findings.
Adapted from “What is Original Research?” http://libguides.unf.edu/originalresearch
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