Here are a few criteria for determining if your source is scholarly:
Author(s) credentials - are they experts working or teaching in this field of study?
Length - is it a few brief paragraphs or a longer, more substantive article?
Language - is it written for other scholars in the field? Do they used specialized or technical language specific to this field of study?
References - is the author(s) citing other scholars in this field of study? Do they have a robust reference list?
Journal or Book Type - If it's a journal article, what kind of journal is the article is published in? Is it a scholarly journal, or even peer reviewed? If it’s a book, is it published by a university press or other well-respected commercial publisher known for publishing scholarly works?
EMPIRICAL RESEARCH EXERCISE 1 - Identifying Empirical Research
Directions: Skim through the following articles and determine if they are empirical research papers. Be prepared to justify your decision.
Base your decision using the following criteria:
• Structure: Does it have methodology, results, and conclusions?
• Publication: Is it published in a scholarly journal?
• Perspective: Is it about the author(s) own research?
Knight, J. L., & Giuliano, T. A. (2001). He's a laker; she's a "looker": The consequences of gender-stereotypical portrayals of male and female athletes by the print media. Sex Roles, 45(3), 217-229. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezp.lib.rochester.edu/docview/225378393?accountid=13567
Sourdot, L. A., & Carpenter, B. S. (2009). (Over)turning the tables: Aliens in america as a curriculum of identity construction and (multi)cultural violence. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 27, 107-121. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezp.lib.rochester.edu/docview/1037025468?accountid=13567