Explain how this applies to the “systemic failure” of education. “One of the main causes of failure is giving up what you want most for what you want now.” -Jesse Ahroni
Research Question • Using your notes from the film, you are to generate a research question that addresses all 5 W’s in the Research Question Model. FUNNELING • How do I do this? Select a topic from the film and begin testing it to see if you can answer all the questions.
The Research Process: Where Are WE? 1. Select a topic to research. 2. Formulate a research question to guide the research process. 3. Determine a list of potential sources and experts in the field. 4. Prepare a means to gather the appropriate data. 5. Analyze the data and synthesize the information to form new ideas about the topic.
Evaluating Sources & Creating Source Cards with STAR criteria
Why Do We Research? • Sources provide an element of the rational appeal (logic, proof, studies, analysis by experts) • What you should check for: • Age of source • Author of essay, article, or book • Publication
STAR Criteria • Sufficiency: Is there enough evidence? • Typically: Is the evidence representative and typical? • Accuracy: Is the evidence accurate and up-to-date? • Relevance: Is the evidence relevant to the claim?
Basic Citations Book: Sundquist, Eric. Faulkner, A House Divided. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993. Print. A Book with 2 Authors: Harrison, Samuel W., and Ben Wright. Movies in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1994. Print.
Source Card For Film Film Waiting For Superman. Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Paramount, 2010. Film.
Citing a Website • Name of author, compiler, director, editor, narrator, performer, or translator of the work • Title of work (italicized if work is independent; roman and quotation marks if part of a larger work) • Title of overall Web site (italicized) if distinct from #2. • Version or edition used, if relevant • Publisher or sponsor of the site; if not available, use N.p. • Date of publication (day, month, and year, as available); if nothing is available, use n.d. (use roman in actual entry) • Medium of publication (Web) • Date of access (day, month, year) • Or Use BIBME.ORG
What this Looks Like . . . Cook, John. “Cult Friction.” Radaronline.com. Radar Magazine, Apr. 2008. Web. 2 May 2008. <www.radaronline.com>
Source 2 Type: Internet Magazine Citation:Cook, John. “Cult Friction.” Radaronline.com. Radar Magazine, Apr. 2008. Web. 2 May 2008. <url>
Note Cards • A Note Card is simply a piece of information you might use from a source , and how you might use it.
This is a Source CardType: Internet journal Source 2 Gable, Robert. "Impact Newsletter: Functional Assessment of Classroom Behavior Problems." Home | Institute on Community Integration (ICI). N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2012. <http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/182 >
Topic: Problem with testing 2 All students are supposed to be successful. “ . . .achieve positive outcomes.” All Students can not “achieve positive outcomes” (Gable) if they are over-tested. This is a note card made from the source in the previous slide
Note Card System (15) • Subsequent Cards will include the following: • Quote you are going to use • Page or paragraph number • Its value and place in your paper • (citation)
Your Turn • Make a practice Source Card from one of the sources I’ve listed. • Make a practice note card from that source. • Compare yours to the previous slide to check for accuracy. • Staple note card in spiral when it is correct.
Source 1 • Type: Book • Citation: Sundquist, Eric. Faulkner, A House Divided. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993. Print.
Source 1 • Quote: “William Faulkner’s legacy continues to live on in contemporary culture.” • Page number: 97 • Place: Paragraph 2, grounds • Value: I will use this quote in the “grounds” segment of my paper. It will help me prove that Faulkner is the best national author that we have.