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Evidence Cards and Research Lecture. Revised by Mark Veeder Originally By Andres Gannon. Section 1 – Importance of Research. I cut my first card!!. Good Debaters. Can persuasively convince the judge their argument is better than their opponents argument Delivery Content

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Evidence cards and research lecture

Evidence Cards and Research Lecture

Revised by Mark Veeder

Originally By Andres Gannon



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

  • “Digital Privacy”

  • Picking the Right Language

  • Following the Lit

  • Footnotes!



How not to research
How Not to Research

  • “Digial Privacy” 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…


Section 3 marks super secret guide to the internets
Section 3 – Marks Super Secret Guide to the Internets


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


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


Sources
Sources

  • News and Time Sensitive

    • Google Date

    • lexis

    • EbscoHost

    • Factiva

  • Philosophy Based

    • Project Muse

    • Religion and Philosophy Collection

  • Qualified/International

    • Google Scholar

    • SagePub

    • ProjectMuse

    • IngentaConnect


Section 4 processing
Section 4 - Processing


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!

Brin, David. Doctor of Philosophy in space science, 2010 fellow at the Institute of Ethics.1998. The Transparent Society.“Chapter One: The Challenge of an Open Society” http://www.davidbrin.com/transparentsociety1.html


What is a card
What is a card?

  • What to do:

    • Don’t skip paragraphs

    • Don’t cut off paragraphs

    • Don’t change text

    • Underline well!

    • You don’t have to include the entire article


Steps to cutting cards
Steps to cutting cards

  • Open the debate template, Verbatim

  • Paste the article into Verbatim (F2)

  • Underline the article (F9 and F10)

  • Make the article pretty (F3 and Ctrl+8)

  • Write a tag (F7)

  • Write a cite (F8 for the author name and date)

  • Highlight the card (F11)


Section 5 template
Section 5- Template


Verbatim
Verbatim

paperlessdebate.com

Requirements

PC – Office 2010

Mac – Office 2011



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


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