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Original Research vs. Review Articles

Original Research

  • Talks specifically about a single experiment or a series of related experiments for the first time publicly.
  • Frequently features sections titled:
    • "Methods" (or "Methodology")
    • "Results" (or "Findings")
    • "Discussion" (or "Analysis")
  • While such articles frequently include a section entitled "Literature Review" this is only one small section of a larger piece which is otherwise focused on new research.

Literature Reviews

  • Summarizes a number of original research articles conducted by (generally) others.
  • Draws conclusions based on the summarized articles.
  • Frequently the conclusions recommends areas for further research in the area.

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