Reading Peer Reviewed Articles
Peer reviewed (or scholarly) articles in education are generally written for an audience of specialists. This means that the language is often technical and the vocabulary specific to the discipline. If you don't understand the title or the abstract of an article, move on. However, the news is mostly good. With perseverance, you will be able to identify peer reviewed articles that are both accessible and relevant to your research. The two links below, created by my colleagues at the library, offer tips on how to read a peer reviewed article. Reading the material provided by these links will almost certainly save you time in the long run.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article