How to read and critique a scientific research article: notes to guide students reading primary literature (with teaching tips for faculty members) / Yeong Foong May, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Libros / Impreso - Libros
Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Introduction -- How to Search for an Article -- Anatomy of a Typical Scientific Article -- A Brief Insight into How Scientific Articles Get Published in Journals -- The Introduction Section: Background Information on the Topic of Research ; Points to Look Out for in the Introduction -- More on the Introduction Section: Hypothesis or Question that the Authors were Investigating Issues to Consider Regarding the Hypothesis or Question ; Premise of the work ; Logic of the work ; Novelty of the work -- The Materials and Methods Section: Reagents and Techniques Used in the Study ; What is Important in the Materials and Methods Section? -- The Results Section: What were the Important Observations Made? ; Research Strategy Versus Individual Experiments ; Critique of the Results. a. Coherence of data and description ; b. Reliability of the data ; i. Are the data reproducible? ; ii. Is there consistency in the data? ; c. Validity of the data ; i. Was there proper use of controls? ; ii. Are the findings validated using statistical analysis? ; iii. Are experiments selected to answer the questions that the authors set out to investigate? ; d. The approach used for the study ; i. Strengths and weaknesses of the approach taken ; ii. Suitability of the experiments -- The Discussion Section: What were the Main Conclusion(s) Made by the Authors Arising from the Data? ; Critique of the Conclusions ; a. What were the significant points of the findings in the article? ; b. Did the authors make the right conclusions based on their interpretation of their data? ; c. Did the data answer the questions/hypothesis raised by the authors? -- What are Your Views on the Article? -- Writing Activities Related to Critiquing an Article -- Final Words.