13. Secondary Research

13. Secondary Research - S condary Re arch e se Developing...

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Developing a Research Strategy Start with audience and purpose statement If this area is new to you do some general background studies Talk to the reference librarian Limit the scope of your research – don’t boil the ocean
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3 Conducting Secondary Research General Thoughts Meet the reference librarian Recent articles and books are generally better Evaluate the sources you use Is the info accurate and up-to-date? Is the author reputable and qualified? Has he written other books in the field? Is the publisher respected in the field?
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Don’t Forget to Take Notes! Record the bibliographic info on everything you research On specific notes you take be sure to get the source and page number where the info resides Cross reference your notes to the source
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5 Conducting Secondary Research Using the Online Catalogue Can search by author, title, subject, or keyword. Start with a question or a thesis statement
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This note was uploaded on 08/14/2011 for the course BUS 100 taught by Professor Moshiri during the Spring '08 term at UC Riverside.

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