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Is this a Scholarly Journal Article?
Primary v Review
Primary Research Articles
AKA: Original Research
Report the results of a study/experiment.
Details how the author(s) conducted the experiment and why.
Relates the current study to the work of others.
Analysis and interpretation of the data collected during the study.
Article contains the following sections:
Methods (and Materials)
Results (with charts, graphs, etc.)
AKA: Literature Review
Is an analysis or summary of existing research on a specific topic.
Reviews a collection of original research articles.
Content is organized thematically.
Present an overview of what has been studied.
Does not contain the following sections: Methods, Results, Discussion