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EXSC 200: Introductory Research Methods

Primary/Secondary? Popular/Scholarly? What's the difference?

Let's talk a little bit about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Do you know what it is?

Let's take a look at a bunch of sources below (some of which are peer-reviewed scholarly articles, and some of which are not!) and do an evaluation of these different types of sources. For each of the sources below, let's consider: 

  • Is it a peer-reviewed?
  • Is it an original research article (also known as primary literature)?
  • What's your assessment of the credibility/reliability of the source, and what factors would you use to make that evaluation?