Education Research<br />Courtney Fuson<br />615-460-5492<br />courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />
By the time I’m done, you will know<br />How to recognize scholarly resources<br />How to locate subject-specific database...
Scholarly Resources<br />AKA “peer reviewed”, “refereed”, “journal articles”<br />discipline-specific<br />peer-reviewed<b...
Where can you find scholarly articles?<br />Internet<br />Google?<br />Google Scholar?<br />Wikipedia? – References list?<...
CUBcat<br />Library catalog<br />Provides access to everything the library owns<br />Books<br />Journals<br />E-books<br /...
Database<br />Collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles<br />Can include dissertations, reports and other res...
Search Strategies<br />Keyword searching<br />Boolean Searching<br />AND<br />OR<br />Subject searching<br />Thesaurus<br />
AND<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />
OR<br />inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education<br />
Search strategies<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />inclusion OR special education OR mainstreaming<br />public school...
Thesaurus<br />list of subjects and related terms used to standardize the descriptions of articles in the database.<br />Y...
Other resources<br />Government Documents<br />Department of Education (state & federal)<br />Statistics<br />National Cen...
Evaluate it!<br />Great!  I found some stuff! Now what?<br />
Accuracy<br />Is the information reliable?<br />How do you know?<br />
Authority<br />Is the author identified?<br />What are the author’s credentials?<br />Are the credentials relevant to the ...
Currency<br />Is there a date?<br />If it’s older information, is it still accurate?<br />
Coverage/Purpose<br />Why is this information being presented?<br />Who is the intended audience?<br />
Objectivity<br />Is the author or organization biased?<br />Does the source represent both sides of the issue?<br />What i...
Reading citations<br />Is it a…<br />Book<br />Book chapter<br />Article<br />Dissertation<br />Report<br />
Book<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Koga...
How do I find books?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Title search<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action ...
Article<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School....
How do I find articles?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Journal Title<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast...
Dissertation<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School. ...
How do I find dissertations?<br />Usually availably only through InterLibrary Loan<br />ProQuest lists many dissertations ...
Report<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the Nation...
Reports?<br />Try the publishing agency’s website<br />Try Google or Google Scholar<br />Try a subject-specific database<b...
POP QUIZ!<br />
Eisenhard, Margaret and Borko, Hilda. Designing Classroom Research: Themes, Issues, and Struggles. Boston: Allyn and Bacon...
Saul, Wendy, and J. Carrie Launius. "Making the Case for ACTION Research." Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. <br />
Turner, Susan A. "Teaching research to teachers: A self-study of course design, student outcomes, and instructor learning....
Stumped?<br />In person – 3rd floor<br />Office hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm(other times available by appointment)<br />Via email...
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  • Students will differentiate between different types of citations in order to prepare to use a bibliography for research.Students will discuss how to read citations in order to prepare to use a bibliography for research.Students will demonstrate that they know how to find the Education subject guide in order choose appropriate research sources.Students will discuss the various characteristics of scholarly sources in order to distinguish them from other sources in their research.
  • A peer review is evaluation of a person&apos;s work or performance by a group of people in the same occupation, profession, or industry. A referee is an authority who evaluates scientific, technical, or scholarly papers, grant proposals, or the like for the publication or funding institution to which they have been submitted. Peer review or refereeing is the accepted method for ensuring that information is of the highest quality.Peer review does not ensure perfect information. Not everything in a journal is peer-reviewed, but most articles are.
  • Go to catalog and show subject headings!
  • One good way to find good, reputable sources is by using a works cited from a good, reputable source! All it takes is one or two solid articles and you’re on your way!
  • Action learning and action research [electronic resource] : improving the quality of teaching and learning / David Kember with contributions from TakShing Ha ... [et al.].Publication Information:London : Kogan Page ; Sterling, Va. : Stylus, 2000.
  • Lower Level: DC 33.7.B6513 1984
  • Saul, Wendy, and Launius, J. Carrie. &quot;Making the Case for ACTION Research.&quot; Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. Education Research Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Mar. 2011.
  • JSTORSearch box on right Browse through the various issues
  • Dissertations &amp; Theses: A&amp;I, ProQuest. Web. 5 Mar. 2011.
  • NIE no longer exists – ended in 1981Google – ERIC digest cites it, gives ED #ED = ERIC Document, available in library on microfiche
  • Book
  • Saul, Wendy, and J. Carrie Launius. &quot;Making the Case for ACTION Research.&quot; Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. Education Research Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Mar. 2011
  • Turner, Susan A. &quot;Teaching research to teachers: A self-study of course design, student outcomes, and instructor learning.&quot; Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching &amp; Learning 10.2 (2010): 60-77. Education Research Complete. EBSCO. Web. 5 Mar. 2011.
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    1. 1. Education Research<br />Courtney Fuson<br />615-460-5492<br />courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />
    2. 2. By the time I’m done, you will know<br />How to recognize scholarly resources<br />How to locate subject-specific databases<br />How to effectively search the library’s databases<br />How to distinguish between different citations<br />How to use a bibliography (or works cited) to identify potential sources<br />
    3. 3. Scholarly Resources<br />AKA “peer reviewed”, “refereed”, “journal articles”<br />discipline-specific<br />peer-reviewed<br />written on a higher reading level<br />written by a credentialed author<br />cite their sources<br />
    4. 4. Where can you find scholarly articles?<br />Internet<br />Google?<br />Google Scholar?<br />Wikipedia? – References list?<br />Library<br />Catalog?<br />Databases?<br />
    5. 5. CUBcat<br />Library catalog<br />Provides access to everything the library owns<br />Books<br />Journals<br />E-books<br />Databases<br />Media<br />
    6. 6. Database<br />Collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles<br />Can include dissertations, reports and other resources<br />http://library.belmont.edu<br />Click on Databases<br />Scroll down and click on Education to see all of the education resources<br />
    7. 7. Search Strategies<br />Keyword searching<br />Boolean Searching<br />AND<br />OR<br />Subject searching<br />Thesaurus<br />
    8. 8. AND<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />
    9. 9. OR<br />inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education<br />
    10. 10. Search strategies<br />Supreme Court AND education<br />inclusion OR special education OR mainstreaming<br />public schools AND (inclusion OR mainstreaming OR special education)<br />“special education”<br />
    11. 11. Thesaurus<br />list of subjects and related terms used to standardize the descriptions of articles in the database.<br />You can select and search for synonyms, related, and preferred terms. <br />
    12. 12. Other resources<br />Government Documents<br />Department of Education (state & federal)<br />Statistics<br />National Center for Education Statistics<br />National Assessment of Educational Progress<br />Nation’s Report Card<br />Census Bureau<br />http://delicious.com/library_chic/belmontedu<br />
    13. 13. Evaluate it!<br />Great! I found some stuff! Now what?<br />
    14. 14. Accuracy<br />Is the information reliable?<br />How do you know?<br />
    15. 15. Authority<br />Is the author identified?<br />What are the author’s credentials?<br />Are the credentials relevant to the topic?<br />
    16. 16. Currency<br />Is there a date?<br />If it’s older information, is it still accurate?<br />
    17. 17. Coverage/Purpose<br />Why is this information being presented?<br />Who is the intended audience?<br />
    18. 18. Objectivity<br />Is the author or organization biased?<br />Does the source represent both sides of the issue?<br />What is the tone of the source?<br />
    19. 19. Reading citations<br />Is it a…<br />Book<br />Book chapter<br />Article<br />Dissertation<br />Report<br />
    20. 20. Book<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Kogan Page. 2000.<br />
    21. 21. How do I find books?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Title search<br />Kember, David. Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning. London: Kogan Page. 2000.<br />
    22. 22. Article<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School.” Anthropolgy and Education Quarterly, 18.4 (1987): 357-360<br />
    23. 23. How do I find articles?<br />CUBCat (the library’s catalog)<br />Journal Title<br />D’Amato, John. “The Belly of the Beast: On Cultural Difference, Castelike Statues and the Politics of School.” Anthropolgy and Education Quarterly, 18.4 (1987): 357-360<br />. <br />
    24. 24. Dissertation<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School.  Diss. Wilmington University (Delaware), 2011. <br />
    25. 25. How do I find dissertations?<br />Usually availably only through InterLibrary Loan<br />ProQuest lists many dissertations (ProQuest Dissertations & Abstracts)<br />Library catalog of the publishing university<br />WorldCat (http://worldcat.org)<br />Getty, Jacob. A School Action Plan with Stakeholder Involvement: A Case Study of One Elementary School.  Diss. Wilmington University(Delaware), 2011.<br />
    26. 26. Report<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the National Institute of Education, Washington, D. C. 1981. <br />
    27. 27. Reports?<br />Try the publishing agency’s website<br />Try Google or Google Scholar<br />Try a subject-specific database<br />King, Martha L., and Rentel, Victor M. How children learn to write: A longitudinal study. Report to the National Institute of Education, Washington, D. C. 1981.<br />
    28. 28. POP QUIZ!<br />
    29. 29. Eisenhard, Margaret and Borko, Hilda. Designing Classroom Research: Themes, Issues, and Struggles. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 1993.<br />
    30. 30. Saul, Wendy, and J. Carrie Launius. "Making the Case for ACTION Research." Science Scope 34.1 (2010): 24-29. <br />
    31. 31. Turner, Susan A. "Teaching research to teachers: A self-study of course design, student outcomes, and instructor learning." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 10.2 (2010): 60-77. <br />
    32. 32. Stumped?<br />In person – 3rd floor<br />Office hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm(other times available by appointment)<br />Via email – courtney.fuson@belmont.edu<br />By phone – 615-460-5492<br />Online<br />AIM: a2003librarychic<br />Yahoo!: librarychic2003<br />Hotmail: library_chic@hotmail.com<br />Gmail/Jabber: librarian.courtney@gmail.com<br />
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