Do You Know the Basic Types of Research Literature?

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1. Research studies are sometimes referred to as “empirical” studies because they utilize objective experience and/or observation to gather data.

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2. A case study would be an example of a qualitative method of ascertaining research data.

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3. Quantitative research is concerned with meanings and descriptions more so than with numbers or measured values.

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4. Empirical research studies are always published in popular magazines for consumption by the general public.

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5. Peer review is a publishing process requiring authors to submit their written research for review and approval by a panel of experts/scholars in their field before the research material can be included for publication.

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6. Not every article appearing in a peer-reviewed journal goes through a peer review process.

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7. Peer-reviewed journals are considered "trade" publications.

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8. Not all scholarly articles are peer reviewed, but all peer-reviewed articles are scholarly.

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9. Primary source materials include original research, eyewitness accounts, diaries, artifacts, interviews, etc.

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10. Secondary source material is the same as primary source material except that it is published in a popular magazine instead of a scholarly journal.

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