Reading academic articles - questions to ask yourself

When you are reading your academic articles, here are some questions you might want to ask yourself.

Make notes as you read your articles - it will help you to remember what you have read and therefore you will be better prepared to discuss it in class.

  • What is the title and who are the authors?
  • Where and when was it published?
  • What is the background to this piece of research?
  • What research questions/hypotheses are given?
  • What kind of methods (quantitive or qualitative) and instruments (observation, interviews, surveys, etc) did the authors use?
  • What kind of sample (probability, non-probability, representative, etc) was used?
  • what were the demographics of the sample (size, gender, etc) and how did they find it (purposive, random, snowballing, etc?
  • What are the findings, where the hypotheses proven, and how did they interpret their findings?
  • What are my thoughts about this article and it's findings? käyttää vain välttämättömiä evästeitä istunnon ylläpitämiseen ja anonyymiin tekniseen tilastointiin. ei koskaan käytä evästeitä markkinointiin tai kerää yksilöityjä tilastoja. Lisää tietoa evästeistä