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COM 3500 - Communication Research Methods: Organizing your Research

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How to Read a Research Article

For Each Article you locate in your search:

READ

  • Abstract -- Start here.  If the information provided here meets your needs, continue on.  If not, find an article that better fits your needs
  • Introduction - What is the author proposing?
  • Conclusion - What did the author discover?
  • Literature Review, Methodology, Research, etc. - Start from the beginning and carefully read with your pen in hand so you can ANNOTATE

ANNOTATE - write all on and throughout your reading of the article

  • Summarize - paragraphs or sections
  • Reflect on arguments
  • Evaluate the evidence 
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