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  • Marriage and Divorce Trends in America A Lesson on research questions and gathering information.
  • Selecting a Topic
    • For this assignment your topic has been selected for you.
    • You should first turn your topic into a question.
      • This will guide your search for information.
      • Example research questions
        • How has the number of divorces in America changed in the past 10 years?
        • What are some of the causes of divorce in America?
  • Research Questions
    • Answer question #1 on the handout.
  • Researching the Topic
    • Internet searches
      • Google.com
      • AltaVista.com
    • Interviews
    • Newspapers
    • Magazine or journal articles
  • Research Question
    • Internet resources require critical examination.
      • .org and .edu resources are generally reliable.
      • .com requires closer scrutiny
      • Don’t forget the public library
  • Researching the Topic
    • Conduct an internet search for your research question.
    • Choose one article that you will use to write your report.
    • Respond to #2 on your handout.
  • Gathering Information
    • Helpful Hints
      • Write in fragments.
      • Write facts and key ideas only.
      • Write notes that answer your research question.
  • Gathering Information
    • We’re almost finished for today.
      • Respond to #3a and #3b on your handout.
      • Submit your handout.