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Structure of a Scientific Article, Part 1


Structure of a Scientific Article, Part 1

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This series of four (4) tutorials and quizzes discuss the parts of a scientific article.  This is part 1.Part 1 discusses the parts of a scientific article and provides detail on the first half of a paper (through Methods)Part 2 discusses the second half of a scientific article (from Results to the end) and explains where such an article fits into the academic discourse Part 3 is the first part of a self-paced quiz asking students to identify if excerpted sentences are from the introduction,... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Adobe Captivate
Date Added to MERLOT: January 13, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 08, 2013
Submitter: Aline Soules
Keywords: discussion/conclusion, methods, scientific article, structure, results, introduction


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Need sound; should have Broadband
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: yes
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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1 year ago

Aline Soules (Faculty)

This tutorial has been used in F2F and online courses.  Students in scientific courses are often unaware of the structure of a scientific article and also unable to distinguish what goes into the various parts and how important it is to place facts in methods and results and save opinion for the discussion/conclusion section.  This tutorial series (4 parts) addresses both issues, providing both tutorial material (2 parts) and self-administered quizzes (2 parts).  All four parts are available in MERLOT: Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4.