Ch 17: The Research Process for Written Works

About This Chapter

Watch and review all of the text and video lessons in this chapter. They explain what it takes to complete the research process for various written works. For example, you could gain the skills necessary to research an article or essay.

The Research Process for Written Works - Chapter Summary

With online lessons on qualitative and quantitative research, primary and secondary research, and the usefulness of the Internet, this chapter will teach you how to properly research a written work. As you study, you'll improve your ability to analyze a thesis and discover why it's important to be able to draw conclusions from the information you gather. The lessons will highlight the necessity of crediting sources as well as the benefits of bibliographies. After you review the lessons, you could be capable of:

  • Detailing the differences between qualitative and quantitative research
  • Creating and answering questions for research projects
  • Broadening your research project with extended questions
  • Finding research materials through periodicals, books and search engines
  • Outlining primary and secondary research methods, and supporting your message with these types of research
  • Using quotes and paraphrases in your written works
  • Making recommendations and drawing conclusions from research in order to resolve problems
  • Defining a bibliography and using reference materials
  • Utilizing academic sources

There are several online text or video lessons in this chapter, and they range from about five to eight minutes long. The lessons are delivered by knowledgeable instructors who hold advanced degrees in areas such as science, social studies, communication studies and English. Under the course and quiz tabs of the lessons, you'll find relevant information that will expand and verify your overall understanding.

13 Lessons in Chapter 17: The Research Process for Written Works
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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 Create a Main Question for a Research Project

2. 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.

How to Answer a Question with a Research Project

3. 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.

Choose More Questions to Broaden a Research Project

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.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

10. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

11. 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.

Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

12. Supporting Your Message With Primary and Secondary Research

An individual's ability to support messages with primary and secondary research for business communication is a much needed skill. There are some key differences between primary and secondary research and how the information can be acquired, utilized, and help create an effective message.

Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

13. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

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