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How do you develope a good reserach question?
Be clear about your research goal
-Exploratory, descriptive, explanatory
Common Pitfalls in developing a research question
- when you are too ambitious or vague
-identify an area you want to study but have not come up with a question (have topic not question)
-not testable question
How do you deal with a question that is too vauge?
Ask Self:
What is my theoretical question? Empirical question?
What’s the goal of my research?
What kind of questions am I NOT answering?
How do you position your study/question in an already existing study/research?
Doing literature review
What counts as a good literature review? Give an example of a model
-Summarize the major disagreements among the key scholars on topic and then introduce your research as a contribution toward resolving some of the disagreements
-Summarize the major arguments on the topic, identify an important gap, and then introduce your study as one way to address the gap
-Summarize the major arguments on the topic in order to identify one or two common ideas that your research which to challenge
How do you evaluate a websource?
Who/what is the author of the web
Is the site advocating a particular view? Bias ?
Does the site give accurate and complete references?
Are the data up to date?
What is plagerism?
Plagiarism means presenting the words, phrases, ideas or work of another, including certain facts and statistics, as if they were your own.
How do you avoid plagerism?
you must clearly acknowledge the source of any borrowed language or ideas that you present in your own work. You may use tools including: quotations, identify source, parenthetical citation, etc
What types of works should be cited?
The work of others includes not only written words and ideas: art work, math solutions, data, all media, etc..
Which sources must be cited?
Both published (in digital or traditional formats) and unpublished sources must be cited.