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The Research Process
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The Big 6
Step #1 : Task Definition
Step #2 : Information Seeking Strategies
Step #3 : Location and Access
Step #4 : Use of Information
Step #5 : Synthesis
Step #6 : Evaluation
Research Tips and Tools
Sources of Information
Why Use Library Databases?
Searching the Internet
Boolean and Advanced Searching
How to Avoid Plagiarism
“Google' is not a synonym for 'research'.”
The Lost Symbol
What is Research?
Driven by a question that guides the process.
Seeking information with a clear goal.
A process, which works best when done step- by-step. The steps may need to be repeated.
Collection and interpretation of data in an attempt to resolve the problem.
Going beyond facts and old ideas.
Taking a new look at the information and taking a stand.
Research is not:
Copying and pasting information you find through a Google search.
Combining a paragraph from one article with a couple of paragraphs from websites. That's plagiarism.
Rewording each phrase and citing each source. That's just a summary of facts with someone else's name on them and still can be classified as plagiarism.
Words for the wise student:
Remember, begin with a "wide net" and then narrow your search results.
If you only look for specific information to answer a specific question, you may miss many opportunities to broaden your understanding .
Allow for surprises- you may find your views on your topic will change and take you in an entirely new direction.
Remember that research is searching again and again.
In the process of doing research, you will be looking at information that others have looked at before, trying to see something that they have not seen.
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Starting Your Research Paper Tutorials and Guidelines
Get Started Researching (UNCW)
A+ Research & Writing for High School and College Students
The Writer's Handbook - Writing a Research Paper
(The University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Basic Steps to Creating a Research Project
(Cambridge Rindge & Latin School)
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