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PSY 202: Foundations of Psychology Seminar: Types of Articles

Empirical Research Article

Reports the results of a study that uses data derived from actual observation or experimentation.

—Introduction/Literature Review
—Methods/Materials
—Results
—Discussion
—Limitations
—Further Study
—Conclusions
—References

Empirical Reserach Article Example

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Types of Articles

—Empirical Studies

  Reports of original research

—Literature Reviews

  Critical evaluations of material that has already been published

—Theoretical Articles

  Authors draw on existing research literature to advance theory

—Methodological Articles

  Present new methodological approaches

—Case studies

  Reports of case materials: illustrate a problem; provide a means for

  solving a problem

 

Source: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Literature Review Article

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Critical evaluations of material that has already been published:

  • Define and clarify the problem
  • Summarize previous investigations to inform the reader of the state of research;
  • Identify relations, contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies in the literature;
  • Suggest the next step or steps in solving the problem

Source: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.

Literature Review Article Example

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