Andrea Hayward. There are different types of scholarly literature. Some of these require researchers to conduct an original study, whereas others can be based on previously published research. Understanding each of these types and also how they differ from one another can be rather confusing for researchers, especially early career researchers. This infographic explains the five main differences between these two types of scholarly papers. Feel free to download a PDF version of this infographic and print it out as handy reference.
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Term Papers Vs Research Papers: What Are The Differences
A research paper is a primary source The kind of study may vary it could have been an experiment, survey, interview, etc. A review article is a secondary source For student researchers, review articles provide a great overview of the exisiting literature on a topic. Was this helpful? Yes No
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Review and Research paper are two sides of a coin in literature and writing. Both being different from one another but serves a similar objective for a reader. The difference between a Review paper and Research Paper is that a Review paper is a secondary source and research on an already existing report whereas a Research paper is a primary source and gives an original report on a topic done by an individual. The review paper is written on the research paper or any other written piece which has already been done whereas the Research paper is written on research by an individual. Review paper generally sums up the already existing works and relates it to the current status of the topic or situation.
Research comprises "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. A research project may also be an expansion on past work in the field. Research projects can be used to develop further knowledge on a topic, or in the example of a school research project, they can be used to further a student's research prowess to prepare them for future jobs or reports. To test the validity of instruments, procedures, or experiments, research may replicate elements of prior projects or the project as a whole.