Research Methods

Lecture 2: reviewing

Exercise 2

Exercise 2 requires you to review a paper. Use the same paper as was handed out for Exercise 1.

The review consists of two parts. The first is filling out this Review Form (PNG).

The second part is free-form text with the following sections:

  1. Summary: Please summarize the paper in 2-4 sentences and state what you consider to be the contributions of this paper to the field.
  2. Major comments: Discuss the author's assumptions, technical approach, analysis, results, conclusions, reference, etc. Be constructive, if possible, by suggesting improvements.
  3. Minor comments: This section contains comments on style, figures, grammar, typos, etc.

Thanks to John Woodwark for giving permission to use his review form from How to Run a Paper Mill.