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ANTH 350: Prehistoric Archaeology

Research Guide for ANTH 350

Analyzing and Summarizing Peer-Reviewed Articles

When you're reading and summarizing your articles from peer-reviewed journals, look for key information like:

  1. What are the main hypotheses or thesis?
  2. Why is this research important?
  3. What are the theoretical perspectives of the authors?
  4. Were the research measures and procedures appropriate for studying the stated hypothesis?
  5. What were the key research findings?
  6. Are the authors' conclusions supported by data or other evidence? Why or why not?
  7. Did the authors show any bias?
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