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Ch 18: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Research Strategies

About This Chapter

With the lessons in this chapter, you'll prepare for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. Our resources will help you review important information about research strategies.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Research Strategies- Chapter Summary

This series of short and engaging lesson videos are lead by our professional instructors who will help you get ready to take the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. Here they will review important information about how you should conduct research in an efficient manner. After these lessons, you should have a better understanding of:

  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Research questions
  • The importance of reliability and validity
  • How to find research materials
  • The difference between primary and secondary research
  • How to use search engines for online research
  • Using tables for categorical data
  • Techniques for quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing research
  • The way to analyze, apply and draw conclusions from research

Depending on your preferences, you can watch the video lessons, read the lesson transcripts or use both when you are studying the lessons in this chapter. Having different options will allow you to make studying this chapter personal for you. The resources in this chapter can also be accessed as many times as you need to use them. You can move forward only when you feel you are ready to.

9 Lessons in Chapter 18: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Research Strategies
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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 Answer a Question with a Research Project

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.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

3. 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.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

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.

Primary & Secondary Research: Definition, Differences & Methods

5. 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

6. 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.

Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables

7. Summarizing Categorical Data using Tables

Watch this video lesson to find out why data tables are an excellent way to summarize your categorical data. Learn what you need to do to your data before constructing a table and the two ways you can show your data.

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.

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