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Creating a Search Strategy Use pre-Research data to create thesis statement Break down your thesis statement by concept Develop research question(s) Use Boolean operators Truncation Select databases & other resources Academic Search Complete SocInex
Creating a Search Strategy Break down your thesis statement by the most specific concepts. The Mexican American Studies program at TUSD should be reinstated.A) Mexican American StudiesB) Mexican American Studies and TUSDC) Ethnic Studies and ArizonaD) B or C
Creating a Search Strategy Breakdown your topic by the most specific key concepts in your statement.
Research QuestionsWhat research question(s) can we develop for the reinstating the MA studies topic?A) Why was the program eliminated?B)What curriculum was taught in the program?C) What statistical data proves that the program promoted student success?D) All of the above.
Critical thinking What are Boolean Operators? A. Computer commands used to organize research databases B. Computer commands used to search multiple databases at once. C. Computer commands used to create a research strategy. D. Computer commands used in selected databases to find full-text articles.
I-Clicker What is a peer reviewed journal? A. A journal that has been written by a team of scholars B. A journal that has been reviewed by a team of scholars C. A journal that is accessible in scholarly databases
Scholarly Journals Journals Written for a scholarly audience Report on research In-depth Extensive bibliography May be “peer reviewed”
Databases Academic Search Complete Interdisciplinary Lots of full-text Scholarly & popular publications SocIndex Publications by and for ethnic groups including Hispanics Scholarly only Not available at CSULB? Use
Review: research basicsStep 1: Develop search strategy using Keywords Develop research questions Boolean operators TruncationStep 2: Search databases Research DatabaseStep 3: Search the database Try different keywords, try different searches Move to database subject headings Select the best citations Use internal citation generators when sending information
Review: Research roadmapStep 4: Evaluate resourcesStep 5: Apply and use information Synthesize information Write up the finding and conclusion Create your bibliography using correct citation style Use the CHLS LibGuide!!