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GEOL 2900: Introduction to Research in the Geosciences (Forte)

This guide is here to help you become acquainted with resources and research in the Geosciences. If you need any help with your research don't hesitate to reach out to a librarian!

Empirical versus Review Articles

Empirical Articles Review Articles

Reports of original research

Have...

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion

Look for...

         "we tested"

         "in our study, we measured..."

Critical evaluations of material already published.

They...

  • Define or clarify a problem
  • Summarize previous investigations
  • Identify problems or gaps in knowledge
  • Suggest the next steps

No physical (lab) research done

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Reading Empirical (Primary) Research

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