About This Chapter
MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Conducting Research - Chapter Summary
Throughout this chapter, you will review information about the different techniques and skills used for conducting research. This information may be asked about on the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam. Lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:
- Purpose of research
- Answering and creating a question within research projects
- How to broaden a research project
- Supporting details
- Primary and secondary sources
- Print vs. electronic sources
- Determining reliable research
- Cite research and the works cited page
These lessons contain information you need to know about conducting research before taking the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam. When you are confident enough, you can take the lesson quizzes after each lesson to test yourself on what you have just studied. You will receive immediate feedback on these quizzes so you know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are. You can use these resources as many times as you want.
1. What is Research? - Definition, Purpose & Typical Researchers
Psychological research helps to shape our society - from the way we raise our children to the way we treat our criminals and military enemies. But what is research and who conducts it? This lesson explores the purposes of research in psychology and the individuals who observe, record, and alter our behavior.
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. 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.
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.
5. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples
Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.
6. Where to Find Primary Sources: Helping Students with Research
In this lesson, we examine primary sources, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and some of the best ways to find good primary sources.
7. Secondary Source: Definition & Examples
What are secondary sources? Read this lesson to learn about these materials. You'll also find out how to determine whether or not a source is secondary.
8. Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research
Sources provide you with helpful background information that support your own work. You can find sources both online and in printed materials. There are benefits and drawbacks to each, so you'll need to consider which is best for you and your project.
9. Reliable Research: How to Determine If a Source is Credible & Accurate
Learn how to do research that is credible and accurate by evaluating your sources for how relevant the information is, how verifiable the information is, and how unbiased your source is after listening to this lesson on how to do reliable research!
10. 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.
11. How to Cite Online Sources
A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.
12. 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.
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- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Media Presentations
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- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Instruction
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Comprehension
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- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Literary Drama
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Forms of Poetry
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- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Influences of World Literature
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Listening
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Speaking
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Effective Interpersonal Communication
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Grammar & Writing Conventions
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: The Writing Process
- MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Modes of Writing
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