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Using the internet in research

  1. 1. Using the Internet in Research Rowan E Wagner Westminster International University in Tashkent
  2. 2. Strategy• Thinking• Framing• Finding• Selecting• Using
  3. 3. Thinking – What do you want or need to know?
  4. 4. Think with purpose• I would spend 55 minutes to understand and formulate the problem, and 5 minutes to come up with ideas/execute the solution.
  5. 5. FramingMake a keyquestion aboutwhat you looking tofind before youactually are on theInternet withseveral key wordswritten down on apiece of paper.
  6. 6. Finding• Using either your whole question or key words: Search using appropriate search engines or data bases such as: - Goggle Scholar - www.webcrawler.com - EBScoHost - Emerald - J-Stor - or Yahoo and Goggle as a last resort
  7. 7. Selecting 1• Read briefly the description line and only if it has elements of your question or key words open it.• Once opened read the abstract or if a wikipedia the overview section.• The if you believe it fits your research query; download if you can as a pdf and save to either to the computer or flash
  8. 8. Selecting 2• If you are using a public computer download to the computer if is in pdf and email to yourself or put in Dropbox• Remember Wikipedi is a start not a final point of research – so review it only to get a clear idea of the concept but remember to continue to look for academic or peer- reviewed research material
  9. 9. Selecting 3• If you find an article that only has an abstract but the full article requires payment; write down the author’s email or name – and send them a request for a re- print of that work.
  10. 10. Using• Remember plagiarism kills • Use the right referencing system required by your university or by the publication you want to publish in.• There are many good sites available with free material on referencing - just Google it 

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