Writing a Paper. Research Methods and Data College of Advancing Studies Brendan Rapple. Resources Used for a Research Paper. Resources may be anything written or recorded. They might include: Books Articles in journals Articles in magazines Articles in newspapers
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Research Methods and Data
College of Advancing Studies
Resources may be anything written or recorded. They might include:
Still, researchers must assess and present their own ideas in the context of existing knowledge and established thinking.
"Who Gossips and Why?"
"When Do People Gossip?"
Unlimited Topic (TOO BROAD)
Slightly Limited Topic (STILL TOO BROAD)
Say you’re applying for a research grant.
N.B. Remember the Audience
Intellectual potential: student's scores on the verbal and quantitative components of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Performance in high school: G.P.A. combined with assessment of activities outside the classroom (e.g. editing the school paper, playing the cello in the school orchestra).
Success in College: G.P.A., length of stay in college, extracurricular activities.
“Christianists, Islamists, Theocons: Harbingers of Apocalyptic Violence”
The following newspaper headlines are ambiguous because of their grammar or diction. What two meanings does each suggest?
a. Student rates high
b. Man eating shark found
c. Nude swims tonight
d. Player shoots ace in tournament
e. Students stoned in Hollywood
f. Men's trousers half off Tuesday only
g. Giraffe tastes sweet
Art of Making Sense http://lhs.kennyiams.com/FilesGeo/THE_ART_OF_MAKING_SENSE.htm
The following words must be carefully defined to show what you specifically mean by them:
Locating and Accessing Information
a) introduce unique vocabulary and terminology;
b) identify key authors and extent of research available;
c) reveal approaches taken to previous research
e) Often have good basic bibliographies
DE=(Literature Reviews) and standardized tests.
DE=(Monozygotic Twins) and pt=literature review.
KW=euthanasia and KW=(literature review)
DE=suicide and AB=classic
Some Useful Sites:
Standardized Tests in Practice
Alternative Assessment Methodologies
e-mail, fax no., etc.