11 Dec 2010
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Department
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C02- ACADEMIC VS NON ACADEMIC SOURCES, LEC 02- Office hours:
weds 12-1pm
Why is this important?
becoming a better consumer
olearn to evaluate sources, discern valid research from pseudo
science
becoming a better contributor
oknowing your audience is and what they expect
obecome part of larger community of scholars who adhere to
certain standards
Types of scholarly articles
a) full length empirical article
o12-20 something pages in a journal
othere is orig data
osometimes secondary data
b) brief research report
oshorter article
o2-4 pages
oend of a particular journal
oarticles that have been accepted based on the fact that they liked
the papers submitted but didnt want to publish whole thing
owont have complete details
c) theory papers
ohave no data
odeveloping new theory
oelaborating on particular theory
olooking at theory A vs theory B
d) meta analysis
osynthesis of all the existing studies that have ever been done in
relation to a particular research question
ostandardize all results and then simplify it
oway of looking at all results together and seeing what they say
e) review paper/article
olooks at all of the research that ahs been done in an area until
that point
ohandy when starting research in a particular area
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C02- academic vs non academic sources, lec 02- office hours: weds 12-1pm. becoming a better consumer: learn to evaluate sources, discern valid research from pseudo science. becoming a better contributor: knowing your audience is and what they expect, become part of larger com munity of scholars who adhere to certain standards. a) full length empirical article: 12-20 something pages in a journal, there is orig data, sometimes secondary data. e) review paper/article: looks at all of the research that ahs been done in an area until that point, handy when starting research in a particular area www. notesolution. com. general audience: must be accessible to ppl outside field. must sell magazines: drawing reader in is key, want continuing customers. very simple but depends on magazine or newspaper. psychology is an area ripe for misrep. lots of error variance: lack of control, state of technology.

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