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Critical analysis 2 Further practice using sources
Review of critical reading <ul><li>Practice speed reading </li></ul><ul><li>Keep notes of all reading </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Keywords to find sources <ul><li>Use  keywords to search   http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/searchstrat.html </li></ul><ul><l...
Categorise and sub-divide <ul><li>Look for related terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Note who uses which terms and categories ...
Bibliographies <ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>All references in your text; no items that are not referred to in y...
Compiling bibliographies <ul><li>Use BS 1629 or Harvard system </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical order of author’s surname </...
Using sources <ul><li>Quotation: must have author’s name, date of publication and page number </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of...
Plagiarism <ul><li>Acknowledge your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise or quote – but still acknowledge </li></ul><ul><li...
Tasks for next week <ul><li>Bring five books / journal articles / www sources of interest to you  </li></ul><ul><li>Compar...
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  1. 1. Critical analysis 2 Further practice using sources
  2. 2. Review of critical reading <ul><li>Practice speed reading </li></ul><ul><li>Keep notes of all reading </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how appropriate to your current needs </li></ul><ul><li>Question the validity and reliability of research data and interpretation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Keywords to find sources <ul><li>Use keywords to search http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/searchstrat.html </li></ul><ul><li>Become a “google-whacker”?? http://www.googlewhack.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a note of which keywords and synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Record keywords with reference details (author’s name, publication date etc) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/howto/infoskills.shtml </li></ul>
  4. 4. Categorise and sub-divide <ul><li>Look for related terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Note who uses which terms and categories </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. reading: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider using mind-maps </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bibliographies <ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>All references in your text; no items that are not referred to in your text </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical order of surname (including websites) </li></ul><ul><li>Titles in italics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Compiling bibliographies <ul><li>Use BS 1629 or Harvard system </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabetical order of author’s surname </li></ul><ul><li>Surname – initial – title (in italics) – place of publication – publisher – date of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in bibliographies – see library pages FAQ or WebCT “TESOL Student Guide” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.lib.ed.ac.uk/faqs/parqs.shtml#Biblio </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Using sources <ul><li>Quotation: must have author’s name, date of publication and page number </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of idea: must have author’s name, date of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Long quotes: indented paragraph; single-line spacing; justified margins </li></ul>
  8. 8. Plagiarism <ul><li>Acknowledge your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Summarise or quote – but still acknowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Try to find out where the idea came from </li></ul>
  9. 9. Tasks for next week <ul><li>Bring five books / journal articles / www sources of interest to you </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the way individuals in your group searched for sources; organisation/type of information in sources; systems of keeping notes/records of reading </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare some “mini-data” for next week (a small questionnaire?) </li></ul>

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