Project #95958 - 28 week 1 assign

Journal Entry: Primary and Secondary Research Articles

Public health is an evidence-based discipline. It is very important for public health professionals to recognize and rely upon primary sources to inform opinion and action. A research report is an example of a primary source, and you can tell because it will outline the materials and methods used in the study, describing how the research was done. A published primary research study is an original document that is the first account of what happened. Review articles are secondary sources. They are designed to give you an overview of the subject and often compile multiple study results from different authors, with discussion. For the purpose of this Assignment, a meta-analysis is considered secondary.

For this Assignment, you find, compare, and contrast a primary and a secondary research article related to a biological topic of your choice and post your findings to your journal. Examples of a primary and a secondary article are provided in the resources to help you recognize these two different types of sources. However, you may not use the provided articles for this Assignment. It is recommended that you search the Walden Library for your articles. Be sure to find articles that are available in full text, and not just the abstract.

Your Instructor uses the Module 1 Journal Assignment to grade this Assignment.

Submit by Day 7 of Week 1, a Journal Entry that includes the following:

  • Provide the reference, in APA format, for your selected primary research article. Explain the specific features that indicate it is a primary source.
  • Provide the reference, in APA format, to your selected secondary review article. Explain the specific features that indicate that it is secondary.
  • Provide a brief reflection of why you selected this particular biological topic for your Journal entry. Also, provide a concise reflection on how b

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Due By (Pacific Time) 11/28/2015 12:00 am
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