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Conducting Research. How to conduct basic research Created by Ed Jessup MLS. Choosing your topic…. Things to keep in mind when choosing a topic. Is your topic too broad? Is your topic too narrow? Will your topic hold your attention?. Brainstorm. Do an informal search.

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Conducting Research

How to conduct basic research

Created by Ed Jessup MLS


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Choosing your topic…

Things to keep in mind when choosing a topic

  • Is your topic too broad?

  • Is your topic too narrow?

  • Will your topic hold your attention?


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Brainstorm


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Do an informal search

Look in different sources for ideas….

  • Journals

  • Magazines

  • Online sources (such as databases)

  • Reliable websites

  • Specialized dictionaries or encyclopedias


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Commit to a topic

  • After your informal research…

  • Evaluate if the topic is manageable

  • If the topic is manageable commit to it

  • Begin to collect research on topic…


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Create a “purpose” or “thesis Statement”

  • Gives the purpose or reason for your research.

  • Gives structure to your paper

  • Tells the reader what you are researching

  • Gives the focus of your research


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Example of a “purpose” or “thesis” Statement:

  • “Henry David Thoreau is considered a vital force within the transcendental movement and his frequent discussion of nature within his writings, Thoreau may also be considered a pioneer in environmentalism.”


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Another Example of a “purpose” or “thesis” Statement:

  • “Sometimes referred to as the new slavery, human trafficking is often spawned by poverty and corruption”


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Finding reliable sources…


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Evaluating proper resources

  • Trade Journals

  • Magazines

  • Respected newspapers

  • Online sources (databases)

  • Respected websites

  • Audio/visual sources


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Use a variety of resources and Formats

  • Books

  • Journals

  • Magazines

  • News papers

  • Online Databases

  • Respected websites

  • Multimedia (audio/visual)


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What are RELIABLE resources???

  • Print sources such as up to date books, journals and credible magazines

  • Reliable websites such as government and organizational websites

  • Databases know for storing peer reviewed and credible publications

  • Multimedia clips from different media

    sources


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Print Sources

  • Book, magazine or journal

    *Check for Currency of source

    *Check for latest edition (Books)

    *Evaluate table of contents/index

    *Author and publisher credentials


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Databases

  • What subject areas does it cover?

  • Are the articles and publications collegiate?

  • Are the articles peer reviewed?

  • Are the articles relevant?

  • Are the articles current?


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Websites

  • Is the website up to date?

  • Is the source a reliable source?

  • Is the website a government or respected organizational website?

  • Is the information in the

    website current?


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Multimedia

  • Is the information current?

  • Is the source a valid and reliable source?

  • Is the information fact or opinion based?

  • Does the information work with

    the goal of your paper?


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Gathering information

  • As you gather resources:

    *Evaluate your information

    *Create your work cited as you go along

    • Resources can be removed or added as necessary


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Create an outline

  • Create a rough outline for your paper

  • Plan you outline carefully

  • Pull information from your sources and find appropriate places for the information

  • Make sure outline flows and

    makes sense


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Construct Draft

  • Use outline as map for paper

  • Do not forget to cite sources

  • Put aside unused sources

  • Update works cited (bibliography)

  • Revise


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Final Draft

  • Proofread your paper

  • Make corrections

  • Make sure all work is cited

  • Have a 2nd person proof read your paper

  • Create final draft


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