Week 2: Reflecting not
plagiarising
CSD4040
In this workshop we will look at..
• Developing an effective search strategy
• Finding information for your project
• Eval...
Thinking about keywords
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
The real thing: Electives
Formal methods and Quantum Information Processing
Digital image and video analysis
•Keywords
•Al...
Finding resources
myUniHub > My Study > My Library
Select Summon and
search for information for
your chosen elective
Refining your search
Journal Databases
myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases
Choose ‘Computing
Science’ for list of
relevant journal
dat...
Journal databases provide:
• Access to quality information
• Information not available elsewhere
• Up-to-date
• Focussed/s...
Library Subject Guides
MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides > Computing
http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EIS
Evaluating information
Evaluating information
Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’.
Have a look at the 4 items that you have be...
• Authority
• Relevance
• Intent
• Objectivity
• Currency
Evaluating information
Homework
• Find a journal article using Summon or one of the
journal databases on your elective topic
• Write a reflective...
Need further help?
Paula Bernaschina p.bernaschina@mdx.ac.uk
Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk
Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.u...
CSD4040 Session 2 Oct 2013
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  • WelcomeIntros
  • Developing an effective search strategy: keywords/search termsFinding information for your project: using our resources to find informationEvaluating information for quality: making sure it is fit for purposeRefection: why it mattersAvoiding plagiarism: referencingPlus feedback on homework: last week Paula gave you an article to summarise, Paula’s going to assess and give you feedback later on
  • Whole group.What can you see in the pictureie. fruitIf you type ‘fruit’ into database will get millions of hits, how can you break it down ie. search for something more specific to get more manageable resultsCan you be more specific ie. Type of fruit: apples, oranges, bananas etcLocation: Stall, market, outdoor market, fruit market, BritainDetail: boxes, signs, astroturf, prices, colour of fruit, lights, pound £ signs, special offer etcPeople in background: old, young, male, female > stall holder, customers, browsers etcThink of related subjects eg. retail, commercial, financial, point-of-saleShopping, shops, fish/meat/clothes market, shopping centres, high streetTown, city, centre, British townNutrition: vits and minsAlso: Orange or Blackberry: fruit NOT telephoneApple: fruit NOT computerThinking beyond the obvious, looking for the detail that might make a difference.
  • Hand out worksheet.Students spend 10 mins in groups coming up with Keywords for their chosen elective....feedback.
  • Need to carry out a literature review:Finding the information available on a subjectFinding information to inform, underpin and shape your researchFinding what has already been written on a subjectAnalyzing, evaluating and making judgements about the info foundIdentifying the main trendsFinding appropriate information: the information needs to be suitable for your needie. right level, current if important, sufficient breadth or detail etcExplain to students what Summon is.Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library > SummonAsk students to search for information on ‘educational software for children with disabilities.Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.
  • Show the students how to refine their search using:FTContent typeSubject termsPublication dateLanguage etcHave another go.Point out citation/referencing feature.
  • Need to carry out a literature review:Finding the information available on a subjectFinding information to inform, underpin and shape your researchFinding what has already been written on a subjectAnalyzing, evaluating and making judgements about the info foundIdentifying the main trendsFinding appropriate information: the information needs to be suitable for your needie. right level, current if important, sufficient breadth or detail etcExplain to students what Summon is.Go to UniHub > Login in to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library > SummonAsk students to search for information on ‘educational software for children with disabilities.Remember to use some of the keywords that we have discussed.
  • CS £1397 IEEE Xplore £61,000 Summon £16kAccess to quality information eg. Peer reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings , research etcInformation not available elsewhereUp-to-dateFocussed/specificFull-text accessAccess on/off campusPersonalizeeg. In MyEBSCO, once signerd up you can:Save preferencesOrganise research within foldersShare foldersSave search historyCreate email alerts/Rss feeds for searches and subjectsCan provide citation and journal impact info > more info on next slide
  • Remember more information about searching for information on Libguide
  • Introduce the importance of evaluating information for qualityWhat do you think about this quote by Abraham Lincoln?Possibly use Criteria game.
  • Hand out ‘Evaluation criteria’ game.Imagine you have searched for information for your current project. Decide what criteria you think are important, not important or very important.
  • Divide class into groupHand out worksheet and 4x items.Discuss. No right or wrong answers. All items found by doing a search on Network Security.Which items are most relevant:Academic journal and Wiki most relevant. Newspaper article is sensationalist and trade journal is a review of software.Which items would be no use:Newspaper article useless, and trade journal probably not unless needed to know about software packages.Which item has the most academic authority:Academic journal. It has biography of authors, references, in-text citations and uses academic language. Article has been peer reviewed.Wikipedia has refs, but don’t know who has added information. Are any of the items bias:NewspaperTrade journal is reviewing software and may be swayed by advertisers.Which item is the most current:WikipediaAcademic journal is very out-of-date 2004Would not use any of them and would continue search. Discuss the importance of evaluating the information that you find.
  • Authority : Who is the author? What is their knowledge base/qualifications? How have they carried out their research? Relevance : Is this what I need? Will it answer my question? Is it at the right level?Intent : What is the purpose of information e.g. financial gain, propaganda, academic etc?Objectivity : Balanced view? Opposing views represented? Links to supporting information?Currency: How old is this information? When was it last updated and by whom?
  • Paula will be covering Reflection next.
  • CSD4040 Session 2 Oct 2013

    1. 1. Week 2: Reflecting not plagiarising CSD4040
    2. 2. In this workshop we will look at.. • Developing an effective search strategy • Finding information for your project • Evaluating information for quality • Refection • Avoiding plagiarism • Plus feedback on homework
    3. 3. Thinking about keywords http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossjamesparker/89414788/
    4. 4. The real thing: Electives Formal methods and Quantum Information Processing Digital image and video analysis •Keywords •Alternative keywords •More specific keywords •Related subjects
    5. 5. Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Select Summon and search for information for your chosen elective
    6. 6. Refining your search
    7. 7. Journal Databases myUniHub > My Study > My Library > Databases Choose ‘Computing Science’ for list of relevant journal databases
    8. 8. Journal databases provide: • Access to quality information • Information not available elsewhere • Up-to-date • Focussed/specific • Full-text access • Access on/off campus • Personalize • Citation and journal impact info
    9. 9. Library Subject Guides MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary > Library Subject Guides > Computing http://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/EIS
    10. 10. Evaluating information
    11. 11. Evaluating information Imagine you are writing an essay on ‘Network Security’. Have a look at the 4 items that you have been given and consider the following: • Which items are the most relevant to your essay? • Which items would be no use? • Which item has the most academic authority? • Which items might have bias? • Which item is the most current?
    12. 12. • Authority • Relevance • Intent • Objectivity • Currency Evaluating information
    13. 13. Homework • Find a journal article using Summon or one of the journal databases on your elective topic • Write a reflective piece on the article and email to Paula by 21st Oct p.bernaschina@mdx.ac.uk • You will receive feedback on your writing and if necessary, advice on what to do next.
    14. 14. Need further help? Paula Bernaschina p.bernaschina@mdx.ac.uk Adam Edwards a.edwards@mdx.ac.uk Vanessa Hill v.hill@mdx.ac.uk http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/ldu http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/library

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