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Research Process - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find video lessons covering the research process. Take your time as you work through videos about writing a research paper, and answers questions about research projects and how to create a main question for a research project. Additional subjects include the definition and examples of both a primary source and a secondary source. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Explain helpful ways to locate research materials
- Utilize reference material in your writing
- Make in-text citations correctly
- Outline citations from edited books, revised books and authored books
- Explain how to cite online sources
- Assess the validity and reliability of sources
- Determine if a source is accurate and credible
- Avoid plagiarism by correctly citing sources
The resources provided in this chapter are designed by professional instructors to ensure your study experience is enjoyable and accurate. Use the video tabs feature to quickly navigate through these videos as needed. Before test day, answer the multiple-choice questions in the lesson quizzes to ensure you're ready.
1. How to Write a Research Paper
Ever struggle to write a research paper? Don't know where to begin? Watch this lesson to learn a simple, reliable method for writing a thorough research paper about a specific topic.
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. What is a Primary Source? - Definition & Examples
Let's explore primary sources. In this lesson, learn about first hand materials as primary sources. And then, begin to analyze and determine if a document, information, or object is a primary source.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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. How to Make In-Text Citations
With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.
9. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books
Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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!
13. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!
14. Avoiding Plagiarism: How to Quote and Paraphrase in Your Writing
Learn how to avoid plagiarism by giving clear credit to your sources by directly quoting or paraphrasing them and properly citing them in the following video!
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