The following characteristics are found in most scholarly journal research articles:
- Introduction or Literature Review
- Theory or Background
- Have a bibliography or a list of references at the end of the article.
- Have an abstract (summary) at the beginning of the article.
- Does it list the author’s credentials? Who is this person?
Here is an example of a scholarly, research article found in your Library's database:
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Ethical Issues In Research With Hispanic Drug Users: Participant Perspectives On Risks And Benefits
Author: Singer, Merrill1; Mirhej, Greg; Hodge, Derrick; Saleheen, Hassan; Fisher, Celia B; Mahadevan, Meena1 Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention and the Center for Health Communication and Marketing, University of Connecticut
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Abstract: There has been considerable discussion in the research ethics literature concerning special researcher responsibilities in studying vulnerable populations, including whether or not drug addicts, as a result of their health condition and craving for drugs, constitute a vulnerable group from a human subject perspective. In the assessment of ethical issues, researchers in recent years have begun to recognize the critical importance of hearing the subject's voice and learning the concerns and attitudes of those who participate in research. To date, however, despite a significant increase in studies of not-in-treatment drug users, little attempt has been made to determine the perspectives of drug users about participation in research, especially ethnic minority drug users, and in particular, Hispanic drug users. Based on recent findings of a study of drug user attitudes and perspectives on research, this paper reports on the perceived risks and benefits of participation in research of a subsample of Hispanic street drug users from Hartford, Connecticut. Adapted from the source document.
Subject: *Ethics; *Research Methodology; *Addiction; *Drug Abuse; *Hispanic Americans
Classification: 6129: addiction
Correspondence author: Singer, Merrill
Publication title: Journal of Drug Issues
Number of pages: 22
Publication year: 2008
Publisher: Florida State University, Tallahassee
Source type: Scholarly Journals
Peer reviewed: Yes
Language of publication: English
Document type: Journal Article
Number of references: 41
Accession number: 200907465
ProQuest document ID: 61423560
Document URL: http://lib-proxy.jsu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/61423560?accountid=11662
Last updated: 2012-02-15
Database: Social Services Abstracts
Citation style: APA 6th - American Psychological Association, 6th Edition
Singer, M., Mirhej, G., Hodge, D., Saleheen, H., Fisher, C. B., & Mahadevan, M. (2008). Ethical issues in research with hispanic drug users: Participant perspectives on risks and benefits. Journal of Drug Issues, 38(1), 351-372. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/61423560?accountid=11662