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Scholarly Journals and Peer Review

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles-  Articles reviewed by experts/ scholars in the field that meet specific criteria with regards to a specific publication or discipline.

Scholarly Articles- Articles written by experts that can either be original research or a review of the literature on a particular subject.

Research Articles/ Empirical Studies- Articles written by experts summarizing the original research they have conducted on a particular subject.


Examples of Scholarly Articles



Qualitative Study

Quantitative Study

Literature Review


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



Survey/ questionnaire



Usually considered another form of quantitative research

Focus Groups




Research Methods

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Books about Educational Research

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Educational Research - John W. Creswell
Call Number: North-3rd LB1028 .C742 2008
ISBN: 9780136135500
Publication Date: 2007-07-16

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Understanding and Evaluating Educational Research - James H. McMillan; Jon F. Wergin
Call Number: North-3rd LB1028 .M366 2010
ISBN: 9780135016787
Publication Date: 2009-07-02

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How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education - Helen Hyun; Jack Fraenkel; Norman Wallen
Call Number: North-3rd LB1028 .F665 2011
ISBN: 9780078097850
Publication Date: 2011-01-26

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Effective Action Research - Patrick J. M. Costello
Call Number: North-3rd LB1028.24 .C69 2011
ISBN: 9781441163752
Publication Date: 2011-03-24

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Understanding and Evaluating Qualitative Educational Research - Marilyn Lichtman (Editor)
Call Number: North-3rd LB1028 .U41 2011
ISBN: 9781412975261
Publication Date: 2010-04-13


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