Evaluating Articles Tutorial
Types of Articles
Peer Reviewed/ Refereed
The content of the article contains several areas one can use to evaluate the article. Content includes the language
of the article; illustrations and advertisements; and the purpose of the article.
Scholarly sources have a highly specialized, formal, technical language of the discipline. The language is geared toward
readers educated in that discipline.
Sample scholarly language:
Clamar (1988) conducted the first personality study dealing with modern alien abduction
and, on finding nine people claiming UFO abduction, referred them to a psychologist, blinded to the actual purpose of the testing,
for personality assessment. Individual and group profile reports indicated that the group was heterogeneous in terms of overt
personality style and that most of its members had above-average intelligence. Some common underlying emotional variable included mild identity
disturbance, deficits in the interpersonal sphere, and mild paranoid phenomena.
September 19th, 2003