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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
Checking the authority of an author
YouTube, uploaded by d'Alzon Library, 18 June 2019, https://youtu.be/yU9JELSQGfU. 4:40 minutes
Is the author an expert in their field? Who sponsored the article?
Is it current? What is the pub. date?
Is it peer reviewed?
What is the research question?
What is the primary methodology used?
How was the data gathered?
How is the data presented?
What are the main conclusions?
Are these conclusions reasonable?
What theories are used to support the researcher's conclusions?
Take notes on the articles as you read them and identify any themes or concepts that may apply to your research question.
This sample template (below) may also be useful for critically reading and organizing your articles.