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Applied Research in Environmental Science - ENVI 201 - Kelly & Stander
The decision-making flowchart will help you decide if you should read an article you've found through your research.
"Decision-making flowchart to decide whether to read the chosen article or not" attributed to Subramanyam R. (2013). Art of reading a journal article: Methodically and effectively. Journal of oral and maxillofacial pathology : JOMFP, 17(1), 65-70.
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How should I read this?
Kevin Boehnke from the University of Michigan explains how he approaches scientific papers:
"I always start with title and abstract. That tells me whether or not it’s an article I’m interested in and whether I’ll actually be able to understand it—both scientifically and linguistically. I then read the introduction so that I can understand the question being framed, and jump right to the figures and tables so I can get a feel for the data. I then read the discussion to get an idea of how the paper fits into the general body of knowledge."