Research Strategies for a Digital Age, 5th Edition
- Bonnie Tensen
- ISBN-10: 1305969405
- ISBN-13: 9781305969407
- 320 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, 5th Edition, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students increase their knowledge as they develop invaluable research skills they can use for a lifetime. The text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. It equips students with research and documentation skills critical to today's online environment -- skills they can immediately put into action. Students' introduction to research begins in the academic library: Using online discovery tools in a controlled environment with credible sources enables students to develop research and analytical skills before they expand their search to the vast resources on the Web. Packed with current examples, insightful illustrations, and practical tips, this text helps students get the most from today's wealth of resources.
Part I: RESEARCH BASICS.
1. Get Off to a Good Start.
Why Write a Research Paper? Discover a Topic You Want to Know More About. Adapt Topics to Your Own Interests. Choose a Worthwhile Topic. Exercises.
2. Searching Versus Surfing: Locating Quality Sources.
The World Wide Web: Great Source or Source of Great Confusion? Three Common Problems with Web Searches. The Solution: Begin Your Research in the Library. Formulate Effective Search Terms. Boolean and Advanced Searching. Exercises.
3.Become a Research "Supersleuth."
Ask Questions. Launch the Investigation. Make Connections. Background Checks. Exercises.
Part II: RESEARCH USING THE WORLD WIDE WEB.
4. How to Surf the Web without Drowning.
Academic Research on the Web Must Be Authenticated. Begin Your Net Search in "Stocked Ponds." Surfing the Big WWWave. Academic Research on the Web Requires Careful Evaluation. Exercises.
5. Field Research Online.
Conducting an Interview. Developing a Survey. Exercises.
Part III: INCORPORATING YOUR RESEARCH.
6. Academic Integrity.
Research Writing in a Cut and Paste World. The Many Faces of Plagiarism. General Rules for Paraphrasing. Exercises.
7. Documentation Guidelines.
ID Your Source: The Key to Documenting Correctly. A Sure Way to Impress: Incorporate and Document with Skill. Exercises.
Part IV: RESEARCH DOCUMENTATION.
8. Documentation: MLA Format.
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. MLA In-Text Citations. MLA Works Cited Entries. Sample Research Paper Using MLA Style. Sample Literary Analysis Research Paper Using MLA Style.
9. Documentation: APA Format.
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. APA In-Text Citations. APA Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using APA Style.
10. Documentation: CSE Format.
Directory of Citation and Entry Formats. CSE In-Text Citations. CSE Reference List Entries. Sample Research Paper Using CSE Style.
11. Documentation: CMS Format.
Directory of Note and Bibliography Entry Formats. CMS Footnotes, Endnotes, and Bibliographies. CMS Footnote/Endnote and Bibliography Format. Sample Research Paper Using CMS Style.
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