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How-To: Identify Types of Scientific Journal Articles

This guide will allow you to identify scholarly journal articles.

Methodological Articles

1.04 METHODOLOGICAL ARTICLES (pp. 10-11).

In methodological articles, new approaches, changes to existing methods or the discussion of quantitative and data analytic apporaches to the research community are presented.  Readers of these articles can make a comparision of the proposed methods with those methods currently in place and can implement the proposed methods.

The abstract for a methodological article includes the following: (p. 27)

  1. an overview of the general class of methods
  2. the main elements of the proposed methods
  3. the breadth of application for the proposed method
  4. for statistical procedures, a summary of some of the essential feather including robustness or power efficiency.