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Introductory Guide to
Reading Research Articles
- A Self-Paced Learning Module

Peer Reviewed Journals
Types of Published Articles
Literature Review
Rationale & Purpose

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Each research article should begin with an introduction that describes the problem being analyzed and the research approach being used to examine the problem.
Ask yourself

  • Does the introduction describe the problem and why the authors believe this problem is important?
  • Do the authors describe a hypothesis?
  • Do the authors describe the ways in which the hypothesis and research design are related to the problem being evaluated?
  • Do the authors describe the context, or the ways in which this study fits within existing research?
  • Do the authors describe any theoretical assumptions they may have?
  • After reading the introduction, do you have a good sense about what the problem was, what the researchers did to examine the problem, and why they took this approach?

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