Welcome to the Course Guide for STAT 470W which will help you to read and write statistical papers. Use the two tabs "Finding and reading research articles" and "Writing a research article or statistical report" to help you with your assignments.
Here is a common structure of a research article:
Read the abstract first to determine if the study is actually relevant to your topic of interest. You may find an article actually focuses on education policy rather than techniques or one that uses survey data rather than observations.
Next you will want to examine the findings for explanations of the significance of the results. For articles that use statistical methods you should see specific correlation coefficients (p-values) presented either in text or in a table. This information presents the statistical significance of the results. You need to also dissect the findings section to look for the specific statistical methods used.