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Research Literacy for Massage Therapist

Anatomy of a Research Article - Abstract, Introduction...

How to Read a Scientific Article



Compare the "Hand Pain" research article (from Activity #1 above) and a background article on the subject. To locate a background article, use MedlinePlus or National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

  1. What are some of the differences between the two article types?
  2. Why would you use one versus the other?


You will use your notes, the Massage LibGuide, and the databases we covered this week to complete a 20 question quiz. Quiz 2 is located in D2L.

Clinical Trial: Type of Article Discussed in Class #2