What is a “peer-reviewed” journal?
Common elements of a scholarly or “peer-reviewed” journal article
Abstract – What is this article about? The abstract is a concise summary.
Introduction – What is the key problem, issue, or question?
Method – How will the author investigate the problem? With a laboratory test? Or a survey? Or another type of study?
Results – Research findings, including observations, statistics, graphs, etc.
Discussion / Conclusion – What did the author learn? What did the study prove? What questions are still unanswered?
References – What other scholarly articles did the author consult when conducting this research and writing this article?
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