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PADM 560: Human Resources in Public & Nonprofit Administration

This guide supports student research assignments associated with the PADM 560 course.

What are Scholarly Journals?

Scholarly journals are also referred to as "peer reviewed", "academic", or "refereed" journals. The articles they contain usually have the following characteristics:

  • Are written by a subject expert(s)
  • Are aimed at a specific audience
  • Often follow a fixed format that includes an abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and reference
  • Involve extensive research as reflected in the list of references
  • Are usually published on a monthly or quarterly basis (as opposed to daily or weekly)
  • May have undergone a rigorous peer review process to be accepted for publication


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