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Research vs. Review Articles

Research articles (sometimes called "primary literature") are the reporting of original research.  Hallmarks of a research article include methodology, results, and discussion sections.

Review articles are a report of past research articles and do not include original research. These do not include original experiments or data. Think of these as more of a survey of current knowledge. 

Primary Research and Review Articles


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