Therefore to mitigate the effect of our subjectivity on the research we shall need to either develop or adopt pre-established criteria to evaluate the source articles to be used in explaining the molecular activity of marijuana, and its effect on the brain and on human behavior (Granello, 2001). The pre-defined criteria will enable us focus on the approach to tackle the topic, for instance shall we utilize sources from a myriad of scientific disciplines (such as internal medicine, pharmacology, psychology and psychiatry) or shall we restrict ourselves to specific disciplines. Also the defined criteria should enable us critically evaluate and make objective comparisons of the different research studies that are available (Granello, 2001). For example when we are talking about the medicinal uses of marijuana there is the physical as well as the psychological factors at play.
Purpose: The non-scholarly article (which we shall refer to as NS in this discussion), is written to raise awareness about the increasing negative effects of drinking too much beer in combination with other factors within the room where the victim is drinking. The purpose of the scholarly paper is to increase knowledge in the given area of effects of alcohol on perception using the cognitive neuroscience approach.
Intended audience: The NS is targeting beer-drinking working class adults while the scholarly article is targeting academics and scholars such as those in the fields of neuroscience and neuropsychology.
Structure: NS is written in an informal, journalistic structure where the focus is on the appealing ‘beer goggle’ hypothesis. The scholarly article is divided into sections such present research, hypothesis, results, discussion which enable the reader to logically follow the main argument of the paper.
Depth of knowledge: The non-scholarly