Judging an Article
An authoritative voice is considered an independent point of view of a researcher. Gaining credibility in research is part of the development of the researcher’s authoritative voice.
What would you consider an authoritative source? If you are shown an article without being told the name of the author or the journal, how you will be able to judge the quality of the article.
Discussion Question 2: Quality of Research Articles
Research investigates problems and determines results. It can be abused if it is not considered legitimate and will misrepresent itself and the problem solution. Research articles can reflect whether or not the research is good or bad.
Navigate to http://www.jyi.org and read any two articles. Now answer the following questions:
• What do you think of the quality of research articles? Cite the articles as examples to support your opinion in your response.
Would you use this research in your work? Why or why not?