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How to read, understand, and even enjoy research articles

  • 2 Oct 2019
  • 7:00 PM (CDT)

How to read, understand, and even enjoy research articles

Aaron Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Every article tells a story. Once you understand the basic structure of that story, you can not only glean the good stuff, but also spot potential weaknesses. 

Reading primary research articles can sometimes be daunting. In this PAVA forum, incoming PAVA President Aaron Johnson will discuss the basics of how to read a research article. This forum is designed for the non-researcher and will be accessible and interactive, so come with your questions and articles to review.

Bio: Like most vocologists, Aaron Johnson’s career path has been varied and multidisciplinary. He began as a singer, studying vocal performance at Northwestern University, and then sang professionally and taught singing for over a decade. In 2005 he shifted his focus to the health and science of the voice and discovered his passion for voice research at the Summer Vocology Institute. He earned a master of science in speech-language pathology from Rush University and a research doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and spent four years on the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2016 he joined the New York University (NYU) Voice Center as an assistant professor of otolaryngology in the NYU School of Medicine. At NYU he is able to draw upon his multidisciplinary background as a clinician, researcher, and educator. As a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist, he evaluates and treats voice disorders in performers. He also directs an NIH-funded research laboratory investigating the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying vocal exercise. Through collaborations across NYU he is able to direct singing-voice research, teach future vocologists, and move the field of vocology forward.

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