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Peer Review Made Easy

Peer review isn't a tough concept. It just means that the article was reviewed by scholars and meets certain standards with regards to a publication or a discipline

Peer reviewed/scholarly articles are typically written by professors or specialists.


A great clue that something is peer reviewed or scholarly: The article contains a list of references or cites.


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Peer Review in 5 Minutes

Examples of Scholarly Articles

 

 

Qualitative Study

Quantitative Study

Literature Review

Meta-Analysis

Sample groups too small to analyze using statistics

 

 

 

Produces numerical results/ analyzed statistically

An article that provides an overview of important research on a particular topic

Reviews several quantitative studies analyzing them looking for patterns/ trends within data

Case Study

 

May involves experimentation

Considered scholarly but not primary research/ no new study is conducted

Uses existing studies

Interview

 

Survey/ questionnaire

 

 

Usually considered another form of quantitative research

Focus Groups

 

 

 

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