Copyright

Ch 4: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Effective Research Skills

About This Chapter

Investigate ways to conduct effective research by watching the video lessons featured in this FSA Grade 9-10 ELA study guide chapter. Test your comprehension of the material by taking the quizzes offered at the end of each lesson.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Effective Research Skills - Chapter Summary

The writing process usually begins with research. Let the lessons in this FSA Grade 9-10 ELA test prep chapter review how to develop effective and useful research skills. The material in these lessons is presented in an easy-to-understand format and will help you understand how to:

  • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research
  • Develop main and broader secondary questions when beginning a research project
  • Determine how to find research answers
  • Locate research materials and use search engines for online research
  • Define the differences between primary and secondary research
  • Incorporate summaries, quotes and paraphrases from your research into your essay
  • Analyze your research to make conclusions

Once you thoroughly review these methods of research, test how much you of this information you've retained by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These assessments will help you identify areas you may need to re-exam to fully prepare for the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam. The direct links embedded in the quiz answers will route you to specific topics within the video for easy review. You can also print the text transcripts, which include highlighted key words, or the quiz worksheets to utilize as hard-copy study material.

9 Lessons in Chapter 4: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Effective Research Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

1. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

In this lesson, we identify the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

How to Create a Main Question for a Research Project

2. 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.

How to Answer a Question with a Research Project

3. 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.

Choose More Questions to Broaden a Research Project

4. 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.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

5. 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.

Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

6. Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

Differentiating between different types of research articles is useful when looking at what has already been done. In this lesson, we explore some of the different types of research articles out there and when they would be used.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

7. 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.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

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.

Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

9. Analyzing, Applying, and Drawing Conclusions From Research to Make Recommendations

In this lesson, we'll explore how companies analyze, apply and draw conclusions from research to solve problems. Learn how effective recommendations can help a business survive and thrive.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support