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Peer Review

In this video, we explain the process of peer review.

Student Learning Outcome(s)

  • Students distinguish between popular and scholarly information sources in order to select the sources whose purpose, authority, and audience are consistent with their information needs. SLO 3: Popular and Scholarly Sources
  • Students examine how information changes over time in order to determine the values, perspectives, and processes that shape it. SLO 4: What Shapes Information?

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  • Peer review: The formal process scholarly journals employ to ensure that a manuscript’s writing, methodology, arguments, and conclusions are sound. Peer review has long been a marker of quality that sets scholarly articles apart from popular articles.
  • Scholarly journal: A journal that publishes academic content and that typically utilizes peer review to vet submissions. A scholarly journal’s readers are typically academics, scholars, and/or other experts in a specific discipline. Example: Journal of Neurology
  • Scholarly journal article: An article published in a scholarly journal; typically, a scholarly journal article is written by an expert and has been vetted through the peer review process. Example: Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis: Results from a large observational study in the UK

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