10 Most Common Mistakes in Research Articles  Katrina Meyer University of Memphis
10 Most Common Mistakes <ul><li>Wrong journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read your journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the...
10 Most Common Mistakes <ul><li>Wrong research method </li></ul><ul><li>Incomplete methods section  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Advice <ul><li>Mechanisms/processes of learning online </li></ul><ul><li>Application of pre-Internet theories </li></ul><u...
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10 Common Mistakes in Research Articles

  1. 1. 10 Most Common Mistakes in Research Articles Katrina Meyer University of Memphis
  2. 2. 10 Most Common Mistakes <ul><li>Wrong journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read your journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know their preferences on topics, method, style, tone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor comprehension of literature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incomplete, out-of-date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacks analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research questions not tied to lit review </li></ul><ul><li>Research may not be necessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfaction studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No or poor link to theory </li></ul>
  3. 3. 10 Most Common Mistakes <ul><li>Wrong research method </li></ul><ul><li>Incomplete methods section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t follow a research method </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too vague or too ad hoc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Method lacks credibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability/validity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample/population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counter evidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusions not tied to results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothesizing beyond what is reasonable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor or incomplete writing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advice <ul><li>Mechanisms/processes of learning online </li></ul><ul><li>Application of pre-Internet theories </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effectiveness of online learning </li></ul><ul><li>Intended/unintended consequences </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 Literature, 1/3 Methodology, 1/3 Results/Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to careful design </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on measurements of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Every word, phrase, sentence ought to add to the article </li></ul>

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