Critical Research Project <ul><li>This should be approached as an examined piece of coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>You are ...
Process <ul><li>1. Choose a topic </li></ul><ul><li>2. Devise a research question </li></ul><ul><li>3. Discuss the questio...
<ul><li>7. Organise your findings into 4 sides of notes. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Revise your notes. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Mock...
How to do research on the internet. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you need to know. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Variety of net sources <ul><li>Search engine </li></ul><ul><li>News archive </li></ul><ul><li>Official media sites </li></...
What will I find on the internet? <ul><li>Information on a huge number of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Trends and statistics <...
What else should I consider before searching the internet? <ul><li>Is the information likely to be available for free? </l...
What exactly is the question that you are trying to answer? <ul><li>What is your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key...
Choosing a searching tool <ul><li>Should be determined by the sort of material you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>3 pri...
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  1. 1. Critical Research Project <ul><li>This should be approached as an examined piece of coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>You are allowed to take 4 sides of notes into the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>You answer 2 questions, 1 on your methodolgy and 1 on your findings. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Process <ul><li>1. Choose a topic </li></ul><ul><li>2. Devise a research question </li></ul><ul><li>3. Discuss the question with your teacher and draw up a plan & timetable for your research strategy </li></ul><ul><li>4. Research and interview ( focus groups & questionnaires). </li></ul><ul><li>5. Organise your research- what were the strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Write a case study about your research findings. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>7. Organise your findings into 4 sides of notes. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Revise your notes. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Mock exam </li></ul><ul><li>10. Feedback & content revision. </li></ul><ul><li>11. Revise and learn. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to do research on the internet. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you need to know. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Variety of net sources <ul><li>Search engine </li></ul><ul><li>News archive </li></ul><ul><li>Official media sites </li></ul><ul><li>Unofficial sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mailings lists and news groups </li></ul><ul><li>Education sites </li></ul>
  6. 6. What will I find on the internet? <ul><li>Information on a huge number of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Trends and statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Company reports and financial information </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details for research resource centres </li></ul><ul><li>Laws government announcements and parliamentary debates </li></ul><ul><li>News and current affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Databases of reference material </li></ul><ul><li>Places where you can discuss topics and ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Remember quality & relevance are import and there is a lot of information that isn’t available on the internet at all. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What else should I consider before searching the internet? <ul><li>Is the information likely to be available for free? </li></ul><ul><li>Would a printed or other electronic source be quicker or more appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Would it be bette to use a search engine or a subject dictionary/ </li></ul><ul><li>To search effectively it is important that you consider exactly what question you are trying to answer. This is called developing a search strategy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What exactly is the question that you are trying to answer? <ul><li>What is your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the key concepts in your question?List them. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there other ways in which you can express these key concepts? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Choosing a searching tool <ul><li>Should be determined by the sort of material you are looking for </li></ul><ul><li>3 primary ways of searching the internet for documents and web pages </li></ul><ul><li>3 ways- search engines (google) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metasearch engines ( metacrawler) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject gateways ( yahoo) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each has advantages and disadvantages. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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