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- What are the differences between scientific and nonscientific literature sources?
- What are the differences between peer-reviewed journals and non–peer-reviewed magazines?
- Describe the general process that a research article must go through before it is published.
- List the seven basic sections found in a research article and briefly describe the purpose of each section.
- What are the differences between a narrative review and a meta-analysis?
- Describe why primary references are useful for locating graduate programs.
- Why has the Internet revolutionized the process of conducting a literature search?
- What is the difference between a “keyword search” and an “author search”?
- If a primary reference is not available in the university library, what is one of the best ways to access the article?
- Go to the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubMed website, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Search for articles concerning central and peripheral manifestations of muscular fatigue during exercise. Write an abstract for one article.
- Search your library for secondary references on oxygen uptake kinetics. Create a list of five resources for this topic. Be sure to include the author’s name, copyright date, and call number.
- Search your library for secondary references on electromyography. Create a list of five resources for this topic. Be sure to include the author’s name, copyright date, and call number.
- Go to the PubMed website (see Learning Activity 1). Search for articles concerning delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Write an abstract for one article.
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Hyllegard, R., Mood, D. P., & Morrow, Jr., J. R. (1996). Interpreting research in sport and exercise science. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
Thomas, J. R., Nelson, J. K., & Silverman, S. J. (2011). Research methods in physical activity (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.