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Students entering into college are exposed to a variety of new academic experiences, challenges, and expectations. Of these, developing proper research skills is one of the most difficult yet essential skills for students to master. Specifically, identifying and differentiating between primary and secondary research along with being able to properly reference and cite scientific articles. During Assignment 2, students in the Kinesiology Milestone class, KIN 350, learn how to search for peer-reviewed scientific articles using the UNLV library website. Students are then required to identify types of articles (e.g., original research and literature reviews) and their components (i.e. abstract, introduction, hypothesis, methods, results, discussion, and limitations) in addition to learning how to utilize Refworks for proper APA referencing and citation. De-mystifying the critical review process when studying research is an important skill for students to gain competency. Providing a structured method to achieve this was proven to be successful in the data analysis of this project. We need more research like this on educational outcome.
Report writing; Research; Bibliographical citations
Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Brotman, Catherine and Jalene, Sharon, "Research Skills: Identifying Peer-reviewed Scientific Articles" (2022). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 168.
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