Ethical Research Practices (How to gather relevant information from print…
Ethical Research Practices
How to gather relevant information from print or digital sources
We can take information from databases, MCPL, Books, Newspapers, Educational institutions
Coming up with a research question in correct phrases and terms is very important.
How to use search terms (keywords) effectively in finding information?
Main Ideas, as narrow as possible, quotations, and, +
Not whole statements/sentences, short phrases/words
Go to advanced search on databases
How to write effective research questions
Generate research questions by using keywords, 5 W's, make sure it is relevant & as narrow as possible, phrases & quotations
How to decide whether a website or resource is credible and reliable
Check the date, Unbiased, know the author (should be expert), If it looks sketchy it probably is!
How to collect relevant, credible, and reliable websites using Diigo
Annotate, Organize, and collect
Active reading and participating
Creating notes, highlight, and tags and titles
The difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
Summarizing - Just shortening the text
Paraphrasing - Putting it into your own words.
Quoting - Straight from the text/ word for word
MLA, add description, permalink, keep this in bookmark
What plagiarism is and how to avoid it
Taking someone else's work and using it as your own
Copy and Pasting; giving no credit
How to avoid: quoting and , put it in your own words, have correct citation info, and ask teacher or librarian
ALWAYS GIVE CREDIT!
What MLA citation is
Gives info to find the source - Not a link, but in a specific format
Usually found in footnotes or bibliogrphy section
You can get in trouble for not citing your sources! - Always use Bib me when citing.