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Communication200 (Social Science) Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Communication Studies Social Science Research Tiffini Travis
  • 2. Citations: elements of a book, article or website Abstract: Summary of an article Get it @CSULB: links you to the full text of the article Research Databases: The ONLY place you should go for your scholarly articles
  • 3. Scholarly Sources http://www.flickr.com/photos/friendlydragon/5017603526/
  • 4. Scholarly publications 5 ways to tell it’s a SOCIAL SCIENCE Article 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Contains words like: data, participants, results, methodology, discussion, further research 20-46 References Written by academics
  • 5. Empirical research Theory-based Studies are Conducted Data Gathered Artifact Analysis Metaphor Persuasive Speech Informative Speech
  • 6. Social science research Persuasion Intercultural
  • 7. You are looking at animal behavior Your topic is psychological, social, or education without discussing communication research areas as variables It is not examining one of the main areas listed in the previous slide
  • 8. Translate your topic into social science concepts Do I communicate with my son better now that we just text?
  • 9. Translate your topic into communication theory concepts Texting with my kid Family communication Parent child communication Computer mediated communication Mobile phones Texting Instant messaging
  • 10. Translate your topic into social science concepts Will I find true love by speed dating?
  • 11. Translate your topic into communication theory concepts Will I find true love by speed dating? Speed dating Courtship Uncertainty reduction theory First impressions Interpersonal communication Mate selection
  • 12. Translate your topic into communication theory concepts Why does Barbie’s BF pick up on other women to make her jealous?
  • 13. Translate your topic into communication theory concepts Why does Barbie’s BF try to make her jealous? Jealousy Romantic relationship Influence Relational maintenance envy
  • 14. AND Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: internet AND socialization OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: (viewing OR watching)
  • 15. asterisk “Q” Proximity Phrase Searching Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals punk* punk, punks, punker, punk rock, punk music Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record online w1 interaction within ONE word “online interaction”
  • 16. connect your variables Parent w1 child communication and mobile Speed dat* and attraction* (jealousy or envy) and relationship*
  • 17. Finding
  • 18. 2 Ways to Search Not every search is alike! The new interface of the library allows you to find information in an expansive search. The databases by topic allow you to find articles in a specific discipline and use more advance terminology One Search Searches for books, articles and reports across many databases Databases by Topic: Communication studies USE THIS FOR TOPICS BIBLIOGRAPHY!!!!
  • 19. Use subjects to narrow your search Limit by publication type, methodology or age group Formats your citations in APA style Type communication in the “journal” search box to eliminate psychology journals
  • 20. Try the “more like this” option Some full text ALWAYS click on the “Scholarly Peer Reviewed” option
  • 21. Getting the Article Full Text beachreach HTML
  • 22. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  • 23. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  • 24. If it says… Look at the record and get it!
  • 25. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  • 26. Citing with EBSCOHOST Click here to get the APA Citation formatted
  • 27. Citing with EBSCOHOST
  • 28. Owl Purdue APA Guide This is the best cite for viewing sample APA paper formats
  • 29. If you forgot your password call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
  • 30. I am still confused…
  • 31. !!! http://csulb.libguides.com/commclasses Office Hours: Updated weekly Email: Put the course and your name in the subject line Instant Message: if the chat box says online- ask me a question!