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Research Article  |   September 1988
How to Read a Research Paper
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  • Helen Cohen, EdD, OTR, is a Research Associate, Department of Neurology, Box 1135, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1 East 100th Street, New York, New York 10029
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Research Article   |   September 1988
How to Read a Research Paper
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1988, Vol. 42, 596-600. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.9.596
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1988, Vol. 42, 596-600. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.9.596
Abstract

A research paper includes several sections, each section having a particular purpose and containing a particular kind of information. This paper is a guide to reading a research paper. It describes the prototypical research paper and explains the purpose for each section. Issues for the astute reader to note are indicated and illustrated with examples from a research paper published in this issue of the journal.