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Ch 13: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 12: The Power of Research

About This Chapter

The Power of Research chapter of this Holt McDougal Literature Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential literature lessons of performing research. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Power of Research textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt McDougal Literature's The Power of Research chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the research topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Finding research materials
  • Citing online sources
  • Assessing sources' validity
  • Collecting data through field research and surveys
  • Using effective research strategies for speeches
  • Quoting and paraphrasing research sources
  • Using reference materials in writing projects
  • Creating outlines for essays and research papers
  • Making a Works Cited page
  • Using MLA format to cite sources

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10 Lessons in Chapter 13: Holt McDougal Literature Chapter 12: The Power of Research
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Tips for Locating Research Materials

1. 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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

2. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

3. How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

Psychologists have many different options for where and how to do research. Watch this video to learn more about the difference in field and lab research and the advantages and disadvantages of observational research

Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

4. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.

Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

5. Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

Conducting research is more than just typing a few keywords into a search database. In this lesson, you will learn about effective research strategies and how to tailor your research to your audience.

Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarizing Your Research

6. 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.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

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.

How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper

8. How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper

This lesson will cover two types of outline that you might use to help you organize your ideas and research. It will also cover what sort of ideas will go directly into the outline itself.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

9. How to Make a Works Cited Page

You will have to cite your sources properly whenever you borrow words or ideas for a paper. One part of proper citation is the Works Cited page. This lesson shows you how to put one together.

What is MLA Format?

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.

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