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PSY 201 Developmental Psychology: Examples of Articles

Literature Review

Primary Research articles are nearly always presented in academic journals. They report on the process and results of primary research. They contain sections on: literature review, methods and materials, results and conclusions.  Sometimes the sections have slightly different names.  Primary articles tend to be more complex than other types of literature, but the abstract can help give you a general understanding of what will follow in the article. 

Below is an example of a journal article. (click on image for full article)

 

You can tell it is a journal article because you can see the title of the journal, the volume, the pages and the date. This information is in the top left hand corner in the above example, but it can be on the opposite side, or at the bottom depending on the journal. 

If you were going to cite the above journal in your bibliography, it would be cited as:

Sav, A., King, M. A., Whitty, J. A., Kendall, E., McMillan, S. S., Kelly, F., & ... Wheeler, A. J. (2015). Burden of treatment for chronic illness: A concept analysis and review of the literature. Health Expectations: An International Journal Of Public Participation In Health Care & Health Policy, 18(3), 312-324. doi:10.1111/hex.12046

To cite the article within the text using parenthetical format, cite the first citation:

(Sav et al., 2013)

Subsequent citations:

(Sav et al., 2016)

Please consult the APA manual, printed guides located at the citation center, or the library's APA LibGuide.

Empirical Study Article

Empirical studies are nearly always presented in academic journals. They report on the process and results of primary research. They contain sections on: literature review, methods and materials, results and conclusions.  Sometimes the sections have slightly different names.  Empirical articles tend to be more complex than other types of literature, but the abstract can help give you a general understanding of what will follow in the article. 

Below is an example of a empirical study published in a journal article. (click on image for full article)

 

You can tell it is a journal article because you can see the title of the journal, the volume, the pages and the date. This information is in the top left hand corner in the above example, but it can be on the opposite side, or at the bottom depending on the journal. 

If you were going to cite the above journal in your bibliography, it would be cited as:

Bell, E. R., Greenfield, D. B., Bulotsky-Shearer, R. J., & Carter, T. M. (2016). Peer play as a context for identifying profiles of children and examining rates of growth in academic readiness for children enrolled in Head Start. Journal Of Educational Psychology, 108(5), 740-759. doi:10.1037/edu0000084 

To cite the article within the text using parenthetical format, cite the first citation:

(Bell, Greenfield, Bulotskly-Shearer, & Carter, 2016)

Subsequent citations:

(Bellv et al., 2016)

Please consult the APA manual, printed guides located at the citation center, or the library's APA LibGuide.

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