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COM 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication: Find Scholarly Articles

How to develop your research topic on Interpersonal Communication. Fall 2018

Look for Scholarly Journal Articles Here

Learn the terminology of communication research. Here are some example search terms to get you started.
interpersonal communication and deception
interpersonal conflict and family

interpersonal relations and facial expression

You can find peer reviewed journal articles in the databases listed below.

About Scholarly Articles


How to Read a Scholarly Article

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Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

Scholarly articles in the sciences follow a particular format. You may not always see every part labeled, but the content will include the following:

ABSTRACT – a summary of the article

INTRODUCTION – a brief explanation of the research topic and why this particular research was performed.

MATERIALS and METHODS – How the research was performed

RESULTS – The results of the research. An explanation of what happened.

DISCUSSION or CONCLUSION – What do the results mean?  What is significant or important of them?  What was learned?

REFERENCES – The research of others that was consulted in the writing of this article.