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  • Thank you for this, Katrina! I especially needed the reminders at the very end, 'Conclusions not tied to results: Hypothesizing beyond what is reasonable' and 'Every word, phrase, sentences ought to add to the article'. It's easy to fall into sharing everything you know when that isn't the point of your research or the article.
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  • 10 Most Common Mistakes in Research Articles Katrina Meyer University of Memphis
  • 10 Most Common Mistakes
    • Wrong journal
      • Read your journals
      • Know their preferences on topics, method, style, tone
    • Poor comprehension of literature
      • Incomplete, out-of-date
      • Lacks analysis
    • Research questions not tied to lit review
    • Research may not be necessary
      • Comparison studies
      • Satisfaction studies
    • No or poor link to theory
  • 10 Most Common Mistakes
    • Wrong research method
    • Incomplete methods section
      • Didn’t follow a research method
      • Too vague or too ad hoc
    • Method lacks credibility
      • Reliability/validity
      • Sample/population
      • Counter evidence
    • Conclusions not tied to results
      • Hypothesizing beyond what is reasonable
    • Poor or incomplete writing
  • Advice
    • Mechanisms/processes of learning online
    • Application of pre-Internet theories
    • Cost-effectiveness of online learning
    • Intended/unintended consequences
    • 1/3 Literature, 1/3 Methodology, 1/3 Results/Discussion
    • Attention to careful design
    • Focus on measurements of learning
    • Every word, phrase, sentence ought to add to the article