Week 3

Writing Exercise:
Write one quantitative and one qualitative abstract of two research studies found in your online search. Use the guidelines provided in this chapter for the elements to include in your abstracts.

You can find the research about Obesity in African, or Gulf, or Arabian countries or in the worldwide

• Did the author include a reference to the research study using a format consistent with a style manual?
• Did the author mention the problem addressed within the study?
• Is the central purpose of the study stated?
• Is information about the sample, population, or subjects provided?
• Are the key results summarized?
• Is the journal article clearly a report of a research study (instead of an essay, opinion paper, typology, or synthesis of past research)?
• Is the abstract no longer than a short paragraph (i.e., less than one page, double spaced)?

The title

Working title for the project?
What questions did the authors answer
What key words will you use to search the literature based on this topic and title?

What type of literature will you try to identify?