Can I use newspaper articles for a literature review?

Can I use newspaper articles for a literature review?

Because newspapers are often written for a wide (rather than a specialist) audience, the information they give will be useless to your Lit Review. Journalists are not typically scholars, i.e., specialists on the subject matter on which they write, and hence newspaper stories are not scholarly sources. They may be useful as primary sources or as a source of background information, but they cannot stand alone as the basis for a Lit Review.

Newspapers have been used for many years by academics to help them research their subjects. This is usually done by reading through an array of articles that have been selected because they are relevant to the topic under study. Only then does the reader look at how these articles relate to each other and what common themes they appear to share. This process is called "news analysis" and it is an essential part of any academic paper that seeks to draw conclusions about some aspect of life in ancient Rome.

The problem with using newspaper articles as the sole source of information for a Lit Review is that readers expect you to know more than this. If we read an article in the London Times today that said that "A new study has found that eating chocolate helps reduce depression and anxiety", we would assume that you must already know this fact and that you are simply confirming it here.

What are some of the differences between a peer-reviewed article and a review article?

Scholarly or peer-reviewed publications differ from other widely accessible print sources in that the review process confers greater authority on them than, say, a newspaper or magazine piece. They are only evaluated by the editors of magazines and newspapers (who are not specialists in any field except editing). Peer-reviewed articles are published in journals that follow specific guidelines for submission and evaluation of articles.

Peer review is the practice of others scrutinizing your work to ensure quality and validity. The people conducting the review will do so based on their expertise in your field of study and their ability to provide valuable feedback. In academic publishing, peers can be experts at the same institution as the author, or members of the public. A popular method is for colleagues to volunteer their time for this purpose; many scientific journals list all of their reviewers on their website. Other methods include searching the literature for studies similar to yours, and generally using one's judgment about how important it is for the work to be published before deciding whether to accept a paper for publication.

Peer review is considered essential by most publishers because it helps ensure that papers are written objectively, that data are interpreted accurately, and that conclusions are supported by the evidence. Reviewers also help editors identify papers that may not be appropriate for certain journals. For example, an editor might reject a paper because there are no simple solutions to a complex problem. Or she might reject a paper that reports a novel result but does not discuss its implications adequately.

How does the newspaper affect the reader?

Newspapers typically give more than simply coverage of the day's most important news stories. They also provide insights that assist readers in forming opinions on a variety of issues. For example, a reporter might investigate how certain chemicals used in manufacturing processes are disposed of and describe the results of his or her research in an article entitled "Studies Show Chemicals In Landfills Don't Leach Into Groundwater." Or a journalist might interview scientists about their views on the future of energy production and use and report their comments in an article called "Scientists Say Renewable Energy Technologies Will Be Essential For Sustaining Economic Growth." Newspaper articles can also be helpful guides for making decisions about which products to buy or who to vote for.

Newspaper articles influence how we think by reporting facts from various sources including government agencies, organizations, experts, and individuals. These facts are then analyzed by journalists who choose what information to include in their articles. The choice of what information to include and what not to include is called "news judgment." Some people may complain about this type of journalism because they believe it gives too much importance to some issues over others; however, it is necessary to report serious problems as well as good news stories because only then will society take action to improve its conditions.

What is the difference between a journal article and a magazine article?

Journalists or professional writers can write magazine pieces. Subject matter experts write journal papers. Journalists are in charge of magazine editing. Experts or researchers in the area peer review journals. Editors select what topics will be written about in each issue of the magazine. If an editor does not want to publish something, they can send it out to readers as a feature story or column.

The word "journal" comes from the French word "journale," which means daily paper. So, a journal article is written every day. A magazine article is written for a specific issue so it can run over several days or even weeks. However, this distinction may not always be clear cut. Some magazines have articles that appear on a regular basis but are called "special issues." For example, a magazine might have a series of articles on cooking recipes from around the world called "World Cookbooks." Or, a magazine might have a yearly issue that covers how people can improve their lives physically, mentally, or emotionally called "Best-Selling Books." These would be considered magazine articles even though they are not written specifically for that issue.

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