Category Archives: Research Strategies

Research Strategies: Lesson 2: How to Refine a Research Topic: Lesson Resources

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For a comparison between qualitative and quantitative research: http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/research/qualitative/qualquan.htm

To see some typical differences in research approaches between disciplines: http://library.pdx.edu/tutorials/knowledgecycle/15

The Purdue Online Writing Lab on different types of sources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/552/03/

Research Strategies: Lesson 4: How to Integrate Sources Purposefully: Lesson Resources

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harvard_logo2_sizedA step-by-step guide to integrating sources, from Harvard University: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k70847&tabgroupid=icb.tabgroup108986

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Examples of integrating sources from Trinity University: http://lib.trinity.edu/lib2/source_intext.php

 

 

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A video showing a student’s process of integrating a source in MLA style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BJAqOeQjAo

 

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Tips and examples for integrating source material, from Penn State University: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/c5_p6.html

Research Strategies: Lesson 3: How to Evaluate Secondary Sources: Lesson Resources

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Detailed tips and process for evaluating sources from the University System of Georgia: http://www.usg.edu/galileo/skills/unit09/

A video on evaluating sources, from Western University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyMT08mD7Ds

How to check out the validity of research from the University of Colorado: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/how/evaluate.htm

Critical evaluation of different source types from UC Berkeley: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/evaluation.html

A reflection on judgment from a site you can practice your evaluation skills on: http://visionofthefuture.wikispaces.com/Judgment