Through publishing papers in scholarly journals Through presenting results at conferences Through publishing a book
Written for researchers & scholars in a field Primary purpose is to disseminate research results May also contain: Editorials, Job announcements, book reviews Follow a regular and recurrent publication pattern (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc)
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (JOPHERD) Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise Measurement in Phy Educ & Exercise Sci American Journal of Sports Medicine
Present the findings/results of a research study The authors of the article are the persons who conducted the research The article will include: why, how, what Typically published in scholarly journals & undergo peer review An example
A process done by many scholarly journals when considering the publication of research articles Expert reviewers (peers) evaluate the article’s methodology, merit, and overall unique contribution to research in a specific discipline PRIOR to publication In the health sciences, peer review is almost universal when it comes to primary research published in the journal literature Why is this important?
Specialized search engines that find magazine, newspaper, and journal articles Available 24/7 thru SCC library webpage Medline and CINAHL are the two most important health science article databases