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Executing Research Projects - Chapter Summary
This chapter offers all of the study tools you need to strengthen your knowledge of ways to execute research projects. By watching entertaining videos, you can deepen your grasp of MLA and APA formats, how to use reference materials and create a main question for a research project and much more! After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Use a research project to answer a question
- Broaden a research project by choosing more questions
- List and discuss tips for locating research materials
- Utilize search engines to conduct online research
- Evaluate sources for credibility, worth and reliability
- Paraphrase, summarize and quote research
- Define the bibliography and explain when to write one
- Provide a description of the Chicago citation style
All lessons in this chapter are accessible as engaging videos that average eight minutes each and full transcripts that allow you to read texts online or print them to take additional notes. Feel free to use either format, depending on your study preferences. While exploring the lessons, if you develop questions about specific topics, be sure to send them to our subject-matter experts. When you're ready, use our mini quizzes and broader exam to gauge your comprehension of this chapter.
1. How to Create a Main Question for a Research Project
When given a research assignment, you often must first create a main question that will be the central focus of your project. This video lesson will help you create that main question.
2. How to Answer a Question with a Research Project
You have been given a question and your assignment is to answer it with a research project. But, where do you begin? What should you do first? This video lesson will respond to those queries in order to help you answer a question with a research project.
3. Choose More Questions to Broaden a Research Project
You have created a research project. Now that you are finished, what type of extension questions can you create to broaden your topic? This video lesson will answer that question and help you extend your research project.
4. Tips for Locating Research Materials
The process of preparing a research paper for academic or employment purposes can be a difficult task. There are some basic tips for how to locate research materials such as online, books, periodicals, etc.
5. Using Search Engines for Online Research
The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.
6. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth
It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!
7. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing
When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.
8. Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research
Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing are three important skills to master for writing in the academic and business world. These skills will help support claims and add credibility to your work.
9. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?
In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.
10. What is MLA Format?
MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.
11. What is APA Format? - Style & Definition
This is an introduction to the writing style guide and format produced by the American Psychological Association, known as APA style. These style rules are often used for publications in the social sciences.
12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?
In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular among those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.
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