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PSY 2012 Prof. Stoupas General Psychology: Peer-Reviewed Articles

Professor Stoupas Research Class

What is a Research Article?

"A research article reports the results of original research, assesses its contribution to the body of knowledge in a given area, and is published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. A given academic field will likely have dozens of peer-reviewed journals."
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 In a research article you will usually find first a review of the literature; the methodology of the research; sometimes graphs, charts and data and ends with a conclusion.


What is a Peer Reviewed Article?

"Peer reviewed articles (or refereed articles) primarily appear in academic, scientific or other scholarly publications and are judged by an impartial panel of two or more experts in the field. The judgment criteria for any peer review article varies depending on the publication and subject matter, but peer reviewers (or referees) primarily focus on ensuring that an article is factually accurate, provides new information in a specified field and meets the proofreading and editorial guidelines of the publication..."
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