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Article Structure in the Natural and Social Sciences
Take a look at the PDF for each of the articles below, then answer questions 1 - 4.
1. Which article primarily reports the results of a single original research study? How can you tell?
2. Which article reports on several research studies on the same topic? How can you tell?
3. Briefly explore the structure of a scholarly article on this website. Which article most closely resembles that structure? Why do you think articles are organized in this manner?
4. As a student researcher, which type of article (research article or review article) do you think will be most useful for your research? Why?
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