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Computer Login Information. Username: tmp_dcamp Password: LetsTalk2012. Evidence Cards and Research Lecture. Alejandres Gannon, UC Berkeley. Section 1 – Importance of Research. I cut my first card!!. Good Debaters.

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computer login information
Computer Login Information

Username: tmp_dcamp

Password: LetsTalk2012

evidence cards and research lecture

Evidence Cards and Research Lecture

Alejandres Gannon, UC Berkeley

good debaters
Good Debaters
  • Can persuasively convince the judge their argument is better than their opponents argument
    • Delivery
    • Content

Researching is about producing the best possible content you can for a debate

why research
Why Research?
  • Research wins debates
  • Research is fun!
  • Research gets creative

Just one more card mom, promise!

what to research
What to Research
  • Research should produce arguments that you can read in a debate
  • What form do these argument take?
  • How do I organize arguments?
  • What am I looking for?
  • How do I get from a google search to a completed file?
basic research tips
Basic Research Tips
  • No scientific formula for how to research
  • Start with broad searches to investigate where the literature is going
intermediate research tips
Intermediate Research Tips
  • “Finance Reform Will Pass”
  • Picking the Right Language
  • Following the Lit
  • Footnotes!
how not to research
How Not to Research
  • “High speed rail” and “nuclear war”
  • Ignoring opposing evidence
  • Million cards, one argument
  • Debate search terms (key, solves, etc)
  • Truth
  • ½ a file

Maybe this aff doesn’t cause nuclear war…

cutting an affirmative
Cutting an Affirmative
  • Start with solvency mechanism, not harms area
  • What’s the trick?
  • Angle against common neg arguments
    • Big stick (impact) aff
    • Small (link) aff
    • Squirrelly aff
    • Kritik aff

Classic squirrely aff

cutting a disadvantage
Cutting a Disadvantage
  • Start with the link
    • General topic links
    • Specific links
  • Uniqueness comes last
    • Why?
  • Impact diversity
    • Impacts that outweigh the aff
    • Impacts that turn the aff
cutting a case neg
Cutting a Case neg
  • Start with the 1AC
  • Counterplans and other solvency mechanisms
  • Case
    • Everything is fine
      • Impact defense
      • Squo solves
    • The aff is irrelevant
      • Solvency
  • Disadvantage links
internets shortcuts
Internets Shortcuts
  • New tab – Ctrl+T
  • New window – Ctrl+N
  • Open in new window - Middle click/Ctrl+Click
  • Move to next window - Ctrl+Tab
  • Move to last window - Ctrl+Shift+Tab
  • Close tab - Ctrl+W
  • Select URL - F6 (Command-L)
google tricks
Google Tricks
  • Exact phrase search - “X and Y”
  • Exclude a word - -query
  • Synonyms - ~query
  • Website restriction – site:google.com
  • Wildcard – “a * saved is a * earned”
  • Around – query AROUND (4) query
  • Filetype – filetype:pdf
sources
Sources
  • News and Time Sensitive
    • Google Date
    • lexis
    • EbscoHost
    • Factiva
  • Military-oriented
    • dtic.mil
    • Orbis
    • MiPAL/MERLN
  • Qualified/International
    • Google Scholar
    • SagePub
    • ProjectMuse
    • IngentaConnect
    • CIAONet
  • Science-based
    • WileyInterscience
    • ScienceDirect
topic specific sources
Topic specific sources
  • Eno Center for Transportation
  • Planetizen
  • RAND Infrastructure and Transportation
  • The Transportation Politic
  • Heritage Foundation Transportation
  • Transportation Experts
  • Transportation Research Board
what is processing
What is processing?
  • The final product of research
  • What you aim to arrive at when you take articles from the internet and convert them into evidence cards
what is a tag
What is a Tag?
  • Short summary of the argument your card makes
  • Why have a tag?
    • Convey your argument
    • Flowability
  • What should be included in a tag?
    • Claim – argument the card makes
    • Warrant – why that argument is true
good tag bad tag
Good tag, bad tag!
  • Solves oil dependence
  • The aff is the apotheosis of the capitalist death machine which threatens to be, for the first time in the age of humanity, that which brings upon us our imminent doom in the fiery splash of the decadence of greed and filth
  • Warming is real and anthropogenic – models and scientific consensus are on our side
what is a cite
What is a Cite?
  • Why have a cite?
  • What to include in a cite?
    • Author name
    • Author qualifications
    • Date published
    • Article name
    • Source (Newspaper, Journal name, etc)
    • URL/Database found
good cite
Good cite!

Langford, Lieutenant Colonel US Army, ‘4 (Gary, May 3, “Power Projection Platforms: An Essential Element of Future National Security Strategy” US Army War College, http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA423647)

what is a card
What is a card?
  • What to do:
    • Include the entire text of what you’re using
    • Don’t cut off paragraphs
    • Underline well!
verbatim
Verbatim

paperlessdebate.com

Requirements

PC – Office 2010

Mac – Office 2011

processing fast hands
Processing fast hands
  • Copy - Ctrl-C (Command-C)
  • Paste - Ctrl-V (Command-V)
  • Cut - Ctrl-X (Command-X)
  • Undo - Ctrl-Z (Command-Z)
  • Redo - Ctrl-Y (Command-Y)
  • Select all - Ctrl-A (Command-A)
  • Switch windows – Alt+Tab (4-finger swipe/F3)
  • Select paragraph - Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up/Down
  • Select word - Ctrl+Shift+ArrowLeft/Right
sources1
Sources
  • News and Time Sensitive
    • Google Date
    • lexis
    • EbscoHost
    • Factiva
  • Military-oriented
    • dtic.mil
    • Orbis
    • MiPAL/MERLN
  • Qualified/International
    • Google Scholar
    • SagePub
    • ProjectMuse
    • IngentaConnect
    • CIAONet
  • Science-based
    • WileyInterscience
    • ScienceDirect
google tricks1
Google Tricks
  • Exact phrase search - “X and Y”
  • Exclude a word - -query
  • Synonyms - ~query
  • Website restriction – site:google.com
  • Wildcard – “a * saved is a * earned”
  • Around – query AROUND (4) query
  • Filetype – filetype:pdf
lexis
Lexis
  • Within
    • Words - w/# (eg. obamaw/25 political capital)
    • Paragraph – w/p
    • Sentence – w/s
  • Wildcards
    • * - wom*n
    • ! - transport!
  • atleast#(word) - atleast25(transportation)
  • ()
  • OR, AND
topic specific sources1
Topic specific sources
  • Eno Center for Transportation
  • Planetizen
  • RAND Infrastructure and Transportation
  • The Transportation Politic
  • Heritage Foundation Transportation
  • Transportation Experts
  • Transportation Research Board
find it
Find it!

“Oil Dependence Threatens Economic Stability” Feb, 2011

Steps

  • Google it
  • Copy and paste the article into Word/Verbatim
  • Underline the card
  • Give the card a tag
  • Give the card a cite