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Communication 161 & 162 – Communication in Organizations: Is it a Research Article?

This guide provides students with tips and recommended resources for finding research articles on topics related to Organizational Communication. Use the tabs above to navigate through the guide.

How to Determine Whether an Article Presents Original Research

Not all of the articles found in communication journals are research articles. Some articles review research that has been done previously without presenting the results of original research. Other articles may include scholars’ opinions about trends in the field of Communication.

For your assignment, you must use articles that present the results of original research. Not sure whether the article you found meets that requirement? The video below can help you determine whether an article is a research article:

Video #3 (read the transcript here)