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The Importance of Peer-Reviews

Consider the difference between peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles and how you know one from the other.

Think about the importance of peer-reviewed articles to a scholar-practitioner in your area(s) of interest as represented by your program/specialization.

Write a paragraph explaining the importance, to a scholar-practitioner, of peer-review of scholarly journals.
Explain how you know that the two articles you downloaded are, in fact, from peer-reviewed journals.
Explain the importance of peer-reviewed articles to a scholar-practitioner in your area(s) of interest.

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• Consider the difference between peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed articles and how you know one from the other.

Peer-reviewed articles are considered as scholarly literature based on an efforts designed to present the evidence for a particular practice (Guerriri, 2012). She clarifies this statement by suggesting that a peer review of authorship provide information regarding practical involvement in researching a topic. For instance, Guerriri's work suggest that conducting research in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as emotional based disorders (EBD)indicates that the practitioner has actually participated in the research, and generates clear instances of practitioner reviews such as providing access to a classroom, as opposed to implementing a strategy that has been studied by others (p. 89).

The differences between peer-reviewed articles and non-peer-reviewed articles is the process required. For example, Wenke Jongwha, LaClair, & Paz, (2013) perform a systematic review of the current literature to assess for an association between integrated healthcare delivery systems and changes in cost and quality within the system. They utilized both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources. Non-peer-reviewed sources include publications on the subject, white papers, reports and various industrial organization reports that hand not been independently evaluated. On the other hand, peer-reviewed articles must go through a rigorous process of prepare for publication. In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) publication manual the author's responsibilities in preparing a manuscript for peer review including administrative and ethical considerations (p. 225). Further, Schoenfeld, Janney, & Rekart (2013) assert that an example of authorship affiliation within peer-reviewed work should provide a 'reasonably accurate assessment" of the degree to which practitioners provide substantial contribution to research articles. For instance, as they point out, the article provides information in which practitioners participate as authors in peer reviewed journal of specialists in the field (p. 90).

To reiterate Guerriri (2012) point, the importance of practitioner participation in identifying and maintaining use of "best educational practice" has been established. However, little is known how educators contribute to the research within the ...

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This solution describes, the peer-review process, its significance,; and importance to the scholar-practitioner.

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