Research Types and Citation

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Unformatted text preview: Research Types- Primary research gathers new data: o Surveys o Interviews o Observations- Secondary research retrieves new data that someone else gathered Criteria for Evaluating Web Sources- Authors o What person or organization sponsors site? o What credentials does the author have?- Objectivity o Does site give evidence to support claims? o Does it give both sides of issues? o Is the tone professional?- Information o How complete is information? o What is it based on?- Revision Date o When was site updated?- Incorporating Reserach o Three ways... 1)Summary 2)Paraphrase 3) Quotation Summary- Consider larger ideas/arguments into a sentence (perhaps a bit more) written in your own words.- Most often employed in note-taking, but may be used in the text of your document Paraphrase- Follow more closely the authors presentation of material (in terms of length), but still cast things in your own words- If you want to present an authors argument or an aspect of his or her position, but dont...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course ENGLISH 2111F taught by Professor Johnston during the Spring '11 term at UWO.

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