This glossary indexes frequently used research terms. Glossary entries come from different sources: imports, and manual entries by users. The first bulk of glossaries was imported directly from the book Exploring educational research literacy. Others are manually added by different users over time.
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An article written by the researchers who did the actual work, usually published in a Peer Reviewed journal. As opposed to a Secondary Article.
"Primary article is written from primary research, where the authors of the study are the people who actually conduct the research, collect observable information (data), and analyze results. "Think pieces" (reflective and theoretical essays) and secondhand, filtered accounts of what "research says" are not included in primary, empirical research." (Beaudry & Miller, 2016, p.5)
Beaudry, J. S., & Miller, L. (2016). Research literacy: A primer for understanding and using research. Guilford Publications.
PRISMA is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. PRISMA primarily focuses on the reporting of reviews evaluating the effects of interventions, but can also be used as a basis for reporting systematic reviews with objectives other than evaluating interventions (e.g. evaluating aetiology, prevalence, diagnosis or prognosis). (Source)
A mathematical principle that says that things do not have to be Deterministic, but only likely, in order to be systematic. Most tests used in Inferential Statistics are based on Probability.
That part of an article where the Methods and other logistical aspects are described in enough detail that the research can either be Replicated or fully understood.
In an article, the statement by the researchers of why they are doing the research in the first place.