RIAs Summer Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 29 - Morning (pt. 2)
Research Organization

Activity: Citing Articles

Creating citations
(ZoteroBib / Zotero)

Using citation trails
(Google Scholar)

1. Work in pairs.  Go to scholar.google.com.

2. Do the following search:  undoing appropriateness

3. Click "Cited by 179" to view the citing sources.

4. Navigate to a page of the results (citing sources)

5. From your page of results, choose a source that matches the following criteria:

  • Cites Flores and Rosa 2015   :)
  • Is a journal article  (not a book, thesis or dissertation)

Activity: Citing Articles

Creating citations
(ZoteroBib / Zotero)

Using citation trails
(Google Scholar)

1. Work in pairs.  Go to Google Scholar: scholar.google.com.

2. Do the following search:  undoing appropriateness

3. Click "Cited by 179" to view the citing sources.

4. Navigate to a page of the results

5. Choose a journal article (not a book, thesis or dissertation)
6. Once you've chosen an article, tell us about it here:

     https://bit.ly/2u4CKH2

(You'll use ZoteroBib - zbib.org - to do so.)

Changing citation formats using ZoteroBib

Enter your same citation again, but in MLA - use ZoteroBib to change the format.

 

https://bit.ly/2u4CKH2

• Document your process

• Save consistently

• Annotate sources

Three ways to stay organized
while doing research: 

{ ideas, searches, sources }

{ done & to-do }

{ while you still remember }

This sounds like a lot of work...

but it's important. 

Because research is
messy.

You don't necessarily know what path you'll take, or where you'll end up. And there's a lot of stuff involved.

Useful Tools

• Zotero  { personal research library }

• Coggle  { mapping ideas visually }
• Search logs  { example, blank version }
• Saving searches  { persistent links }
• Browser history

Document Your Process

As you work, keep a research log.

- Today's date

- What did you do today?
- What are your next steps? (however tentative)

Save Consistently

Be predictable
Decide on and stick to a system that is easy and reliable.


Label everything 
Include enough information so you can recognize sources later, at a glance. (Even if it's been a few weeks since you worked on the project.)

Annotate Sources

Source notes
Why does this article seem (potentially) relevant?

Write it down now, while you still remember.

Categorizing sources

It can be helpful to sort your potential sources into broad categories (e.g. lit-review, primary sources) 

• Document your process

• Save consistently

• Annotate sources

Three ways to stay organized
while doing research: 

{ ideas, searches, sources }

{ done & to-do }

{ while you still remember }

RIAs Summer Workshop 2018: Tuesday Afternoon (Organizing Research / Zotero)

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RIAs Summer Workshop 2018: Tuesday Afternoon (Organizing Research / Zotero)

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