e-Articles (Chapter 1)

Here are 3 full-length articles that illustrate nicely the typical format of formal research reports. To view an article, simply click on its title. (NOTE: No claim is made that these articles are perfect in all respects. By carefully reviewing them, you will hone your skills at being able both to decipher and to critique statistically-based research reports.)

Strategies for and Barriers to Managing Weight When Eating at Restaurants

This article displays the usual headings that divide a research report into sections. These labeled sections help readers focus here on the goals, methods, and findings of this interesting investigation of eating sensibly in restaurants.

Parent-Child Relationship of Directly Measured Physical Activity

This article's headings, both in the abstract and in the full article, make it easy to understand the researchers' reasons for conducting this study, the methodology used, the results obtained, and the conclusions drawn.

Step Counts and Body Mass Index Among 9-14 Years Old Greek Schoolchildren

The information presented in this research report is well-organized and presented nicely with helpful headings and subheadings. Results are conveyed via passages of text, 5 easy-to-understand tables, and 1 figure (a bargraph). Be sure to note the useful information located at the end of the article following the "References."

If you have seen or authored a research report that you think might help others understand the typical format of journal articles, please contact me (shuck@utk.edu) and provide a link to what you have found or written. If I post the link on this page of my website, I promise to give you appropriate credit for first seeing/writing the item you share.


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