doing

research
(part two)

 

sarah elichko

nabil kashyap

s3p / 7.20.17

HOW DO YOU TELL IF IT'S GOOD?

citations, references, opposing arguments

author: well-known, unbiased, highly cited

recent

 

scientific

HOW DO YOU TELL IF IT'S GOOD?

currency

// date, relevance

reliability

// references, data, citations

authority

// author, sponsor

purpose

// intended audience

 

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

BACKGROUND

EXHIBIT

ARGUMENT

METHOD

B / E / A / M

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

Writers rely on background sources, interpret or analyze exhibits, engage arguments, and follow methods.
 
Bizzup (2008)

B / E / A / M

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

1) Group Exercise

2) Small Group BEAMing

3) Looking closely at sources

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

Intellectual interests
↓↓↓
Topics
↓↓
Research question

Argument

HOW DO YOU USE IT ?

Research

Searching

Larger process of inquiry

Seeking partial answers

(sources that inform your understanding)

vs.

WHERE DO YOU LOOK ?


 
1/  Pair up
2/  Open your assigned database
3/  Look for 3 sources  (at least 2 scholarly)

// Finding sources, forming questions //

• First, search for Beyoncé
          note!  open search results in a new tab

• Second, search for
Beyoncé  Formation
          do each step in a new tab, please!

WHERE DO YOU LOOK ?

// Finding sources, forming questions //

Compare your search results

Database 1

Database 2

Beyoncé

Beyoncé Formation

more keywords

fewer results

different databases
+ same keywords =
different results

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ?

// Finding sources, forming questions //

Filter your results

• Narrow down your search results list to sources    

  matching certain criteria

C / R / A / P

currency --> date

 reliability, authority, purpose --> peer reviewed

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ?

// Finding sources, forming questions //

Sources & Questions

• Which academic disciplines are represented?

Results List

Selected Articles

• Can you imagine how this article might be      useful for a research question?

Hint:  
think BEAM

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ?

// Finding sources, forming questions //

Sources & Questions

• Which academic disciplines are represented?


THANKS !

selichk1 / McCabe 114

nkashya1 / McCabe 110

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