Understanding Journal Articles

Learn why journals matter, and how to pick and read journal articles efficiently.

This course will explain the history and current context of academic journals. Learn why blind peer review makes such a difference for the quality of scientific knowledge. Additionally, you will be given some time saving tips for reading and picking journal articles for your literature review as well as some deeper insights into how to trust the quality of various journals.

Your Instructor

Daniel Davis, PhD
Daniel Davis, PhD

Dr. Davis earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of California San Diego. He teaches in the sociology department at San Diego State University. Davis is the author of a book and multiple journal articles on higher education and work. Dr. Davis has mentored dozens of students to graduate school programs, and provides academic coaching to private clients. His Curriculum Vitae and more information can be found at www.danieldavis.net.

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