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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?

Clinical Trial: Type of Article Discussed in Class #2