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Ch 33: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Research Strategies

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Your students in grades 6-8 can hone their research skills for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) with the help of our entertaining and informative video lessons. By taking the quizzes that follow each chapter, they can get instant feedback on their learning, and you'll know if additional review is required.

SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Research Strategies - Chapter Summary

If your students will be taking the summative SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) this spring, you'll want to make use of our handy video lessons to guide their review. The following essential concepts are included in this chapter:

  • Qualitative vs. quantitative research
  • Assessment of validity and reliability of sources
  • Differences between secondary and primary research
  • Tips for locating materials and performing online research
  • Using tables to summarize categorical data
  • Methods for summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting
  • Strategies for using research to analyze, apply and draw conclusions

Presented by experienced instructors, our lessons offer animated videos and full transcripts, in addition to video tags for locating select portions. The brief quizzes and chapter exam can alert you to any additional study needs before the SBA.

9 Lessons in Chapter 33: SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Research Strategies
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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