Flashcards in Chaptsr 13 Deck (17):
Avoid Ethical lapses, keep the following points in mind
-Don’t force a specific outcome by skewing your research
-Respect the privacy of your research participants.
-Document sources and give appropriate credit.
-Respects the intellectual property and digital rights of your sources.
-Don’t extract more from your sources then they actually provide.
-Don’t misrepresent who you are or what you intend to do with the research results
Defines the purpose of your research and guides your investigation
Consulting Research that was done previously for another purpose
New research done specifically for a current project
When evaluating sources ask yourself the following questions
Does the source have a reputation for honesty and reliability?
Is the source potentially biased?
What is the purpose of the material?
Is the author credible?
Where did source and get its information?
Can you verify the material independently?
Is the material current?
Is the material complete?
Are all claims supported with evidence?
Do the sources claims stand up to logical scrutiny?
What resources can you find in the library
Newspapers and periodicals. Business books.
Almanacs and statistical resources.
Human editors categorize and evaluate websites
Save time by employing multiple search engines at once
Give access to newspaper, magazine, and journal articles
Engine tries to find items that include all words you enter
Search operators that let you Define a query with greater precision
Help you create powerful queries with out needing to learn any special techniques.
How to make the best use of any search engine?
Think before you search.
Read the instructions.
Pay attention to the details. Review the search and display options carefully.
Try variations of terms.
Adjust the scope of your search, if needed. Look beyond the first few pages of results.
Fair use doctrine
Use other people’s work only as long as you don’t prevent them from benefiting as a result
Surveys and interviews
Most common primary research techniques
Survey to produce valid results