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Communication Studies & Sociology Librarian
Sociology 354
Qualitative Research Methods
What is your
research
question?
Write down terms
that relate to
your subjects
Determine vocabulary that
may be used in a database
Remember
synonyms
publications
10-15 pages long
Published in an academic journal
Contains words like: Qualitative, interviews,
focus groups,...
Narrows a search
Both terms appear in same record
Terms have different meanings
example: infidelity AND culture
AND
OR
Bro...
Can look for multiple endings of a
word or plurals
interview* interview interviewing,
interviews, interviewers
asterisk
Pr...
Zombie* and belie* and culture
Paranormal and religion and belief
Ghosts and fear and psychology
5ways to start your search effectively
1. Pick the correct database
2. Match your terminology to
the database
3. Search mo...
2 Ways to Search
Not every search is alike!
One Search
Databases by Topic
The new interface of the
library allows you to f...
Getting the Article
Full Text
HTML
ArticleReach
If the record isn’t full text
Click on Get@CSULB
to determine availability
Get it @CSULB box pops up
makes getting an article as simple
as saying, "I want it!"
Get a Library Password
Go to Coast
https://coast.library.csul
b.edu/patroninfo
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CSULB I.D. #, and a
Pass...
Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.edu
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  1. 1. Communication Studies & Sociology Librarian Sociology 354 Qualitative Research Methods
  2. 2. What is your research question?
  3. 3. Write down terms that relate to your subjects Determine vocabulary that may be used in a database Remember synonyms
  4. 4. publications 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Contains words like: Qualitative, interviews, focus groups, textual analysis, participant observation 20-46 References Written by academics or researchers 5 ways to tell it’s a Qualitative Article
  5. 5. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  6. 6. Can look for multiple endings of a word or plurals interview* interview interviewing, interviews, interviewers asterisk Proximity Phrase Searching Allows you to specify how close you want your terms to appear in the record focus w4 groups within 4 words “focus groups”
  7. 7. Zombie* and belie* and culture Paranormal and religion and belief Ghosts and fear and psychology
  8. 8. 5ways to start your search effectively 1. Pick the correct database 2. Match your terminology to the database 3. Search more than one database 4. Keep track of your citations in refworks 5. Contact me for help BEFORE you get frustrated!
  9. 9. 2 Ways to Search Not every search is alike! One Search Databases by Topic 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 Searches for books, articles and reports across many databases Select Sociology to start with!
  10. 10. Getting the Article Full Text HTML ArticleReach
  11. 11. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  12. 12. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  13. 13. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  14. 14. Get a Library Password Go to Coast https://coast.library.csul b.edu/patroninfo Type in your name, CSULB I.D. #, and a Password of your choice Confirm Password by typing it twice more If the screen shows your name- it worked! If you forgot your password call: 562 985-5512 and get it erased so you can create a new one!
  15. 15. Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.edu
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