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RES 123 Journal Abstracts and Oral Presentations

1. Getting Started

Exclamation PointFirst Things First - Assignment Requirements

Before you begin work on any research project, examine the assignment closely for any requirements. The article you select for your abstract should be related to cardiopulmonary physiology, such as "Hemodynamic Effects from Aortic Stenosis" to "Cerebral Hemodynamics."

Hemodynamics is defined as "the branch of physiology dealing with the forces (pressures) involved in the circulation of the blood."

Q. How long is the abstract? 

Your abstract should be a minimum of 2 pages.

Q. How many sources?

You will need to use one academic journal article per abstract assignment. 

Q. What are the academic journal article requirements?

  • Article must be from a peer-reviewed academic journal.
  • Article must be published within the last 7 years.
  • Article must be longer than 1,000 words.
  • A minimum of one journal article from Respiratory Care must be used as a resource for one of the journal abstracts.

Q. How long is the presentation? 

This could be a slide length, slide range, time length, time range, etc.

Q. How do you cite sources?

Use APA format to cite your journal article.

Q. When is it due?

How long do you have to work on this project? Plan out your time, so you don't get stuck doing all the work at the last minute. Plan extra time in case you have problems or get stuck.

Q. What other requirements should you make note of? 

Make note of any other requirements on the assignment sheet, and ask your instructor for clarification on any parts you're not sure about.

What is a Peer-Reviewed Journal?

This assignment requires the use of peer-reviewed journal articles. Peer-reviewed is a rigorous process articles go through before being published in academic journals. Peer-review means other experts will review an article before it gets published to make sure if meets the journals standards, uses credible sources, and contributes new information to the field.

In the library databases, there will be a filter available so that you only search peer-reviewed journals.

The below video from North Carolina State University gives an excellent overview of the peer-review process.