Lecture 1 chapter 1 - writing for the behavioural and social sciences. Scientific journal the repository of the accumulated knowledge of a field. Protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. Different types of articles can found in research journals. Important to be able to identify and differentiate these types of articles: serve different purposes and offer different types of information. Different psychology journals publish different types of articles. One may focus on theory, while others focus on empirical research. Empirical studies (useful for assignment what is going to be used) You can find it by seeing if there is an introduction, method section, result section: that is how you know it is an empirical study. Introduction: development of the problem under investigation, including its historical antecedents, and statement of the purpose of the investigation; Method: description of the procedures used to conduct the investigation; Results: report of the findings and analyses; and.