What carries more weight, a review article or a empirical study?
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What carries more weight, a review such as a meta-analysis, or a empirical study on a new topic?
- Since you want to establish your ability to conduct research, an empirical study is relatively more important initially on your CV.
- Once you have established your ability to conduct research through publication of empirical papers, then reviews, such as literature reviews, meta-analysis, or other types of integrative theory papers, can be very advantageous because it shows the breadth of your research-related abilities.
- Plus, first authorship on a review article in Psychological Bulletin or Psychological Review, may carry more weight than another first authorship in JPSP.
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