This Research Tools page contains various short works designed to aid students in research and statistics courses, especially those using my Text, Fundamentals of Social Research.
- Worksheet: Verifying an Experimental Hypothesis
- The Craft of Scientific Writing. This essay describes some important elements to consider when writing scientific literature reviews in the APA Style.
- Stand-alone Literature Review Example The PDF file provides a sample of a literature review as assigned in my undergraduate research methods course.
- APA Professional Paper (7th ed.) Template [MS Word File Link in Page]
- Literature Review Grading Rubric This is the rubric I use to grade stand-alone literature reviews. Students can use it as a guideline for writing, and my fellow professors are free to adopt it.
- Literature Review Outline [for an Experimental Study]
- Research Methods Project Requirements Summary [Undergraduate]
- What is the literature review component of a social science research report?
- How is a stand-alone scientific literature review different from a research proposal?
- Why is it important to cite only peer-reviewed empirical research reports in academic research?
- Why is currency important when citing journal articles?
- What do you mean by ‘true experiment’?!
- What do you mean by a ‘testable hypothesis’?
- How do I know if an article is ‘peer reviewed’?
Last Modifed: 05/02/2023