Peer-reviewed journal articles are an essential tool for students, professionals, and researchers in the human services field. Therefore, as a student in this program, you must be able to locate, utilize, and cite peer-reviewed articles. This makes it important for you to understand what it means to be peer-reviewed, how it influences published research, and how it impacts practitioners. For this Discussion, locate and select a peer-reviewed journal article from the Walden Library databases. Reflect on the importance of using peer-reviewed journal articles as a scholar-practitioner in the helping professions.
By Day 4
Post a brief description of the peer-reviewed journal article you selected. Include the title of the article, the name of the database where you located the article, and a link to the article. Then, explain the criteria you used to evaluate whether the journal article you selected was peer-reviewed. Finally, explain the importance of using peer-reviewed journal articles, such as the one you selected, as a scholar-practitioner in your area of practice.
Reminder: Be sure to support your posting and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources and/or current literature. Use APA formatting to cite references in your posting and responses.