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ANTH 495: Capstone Course

Research Guide for the Capstone Course in Anthropology

Reading & Analyzing Journal Articles

When you're reading journal articles, look for key information like:

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

What Is Peer-Review?

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