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COMM 200 Social Science
NOT FOR COMM 200
ONESEARCH
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The elements of the
record that you need to
create a reference list
Citation
Look for this button
to find out if the
item is full text
Get it @ CSULB
If the article is not full text,
we will get it for you- just
click on the link that says
IMPROVING YOUR GRADE
THE LISTYOU MUST USE TWO JOURNALS FROM
THE COMMUNICATION JOURNAL LIST.
USE MEDO NOT GET FRUSTRATED. TRY IT
YOURSELF BUT CONTACT ME IF YOU
ARE NOT FINDING RESULTS. I WONT DO
YOUR RESEARCH FOR YO...
WORKSHOPS
ATTEND A WORKSHOP FOR EXTRA
CREDIT AND TO ENSURE YOU DON’T
LOSE POINTS DUE TO COSTLY MISTAKES.
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SOCIAL SCIENCE
EMPIRICAL
THEORY BASED
STUDIES ARE
CONDUCTED
DATA IS
GATHERED
Organizational
Interpersonal
Family Communication
Gender Differences
Social media
Intercultural
Romantic Relationships
Com...
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Social Science Articles
1 2 3 4 5
10-15
pages
long
Published
in an
academic
journal
Abstracts
contains words
like:
Data, P...
LITERATURE REVIEW
METHODOLOGY
RESULTS
DISCUSSION
FUTURE RESEARCH
ANATOMY OF AN EMPIRICAL
(SOCIAL SCIENCE) ARTICLE:
LITERATURE REVIEW
DO NOT QUOTE FROM THIS SECTION!
METHODOLOGY
USE THIS TO DETERMINE IF DATA WAS
COLLECTED
RESULTS
GIVES DA...
DISCUSSION
SUMMARIZES THE RESULTS- PERFECT PLACE TO
FIND QUOTES
FUTURE RESEARCH
USE FOR IDEAS; OLD ARTICLES HAVE OLD
“FUTU...
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NOT Social Science
1. You are looking at animal behavior
2. You do not have any
communication variables
3. It is not exami...
PICKING A TOPIC
Me waiting for my
phone to stop ringing
so I can text you and
ask what you want
Interpersonal
communication
Me waiting for my
phone to stop ringing
so I can text you and
ask what you want
PICKING A TOPI...
YOUR TURN
SELECT A SOCIAL SCIENCE TOPIC
SAMPLE TOPICS
Emojis and interpersonal communication
Aggressive communication and workplace
Deception detection and law en...
Refining your topic
1. Your population group should be
common across articles. For
example: same age group, same
relations...
Refining your topic
3. Baby steps: don’t be too complex!
4. Don’t be too generic! Narrow by
relationship, population, gend...
YOUR TURN
THINK OF KEYWORDS, SYNONYMS,
RELATED RESEARCH
Use this to connect
different variables. For
example: black and
white
and
Place your terms in the
same search box for
Psycinfo and CMMC
romantic or interpersonal
Use this to look for root
endings. For example:
athlet* looks for athlete,
athletes, athletic
“ ”
Use this to search for
phrases. For example:
“social dating”
YOUR TURN
MODIFY YOUR SEARCH
Text* and jealousy and dating
Friends and benefits and gender
Athlete* and “verbal immediacy”
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Common Citation Errors.
1. Part of the citation is in ALL CAPS
2. Every Word Of The Article Title Is Capitalized (APA only...
Fixing the Errors.
1. Change any words that are all caps
2. Make the appropriate words lower case (APA)
3. Italicize the J...
Ctrl + T *
Creates paragraphs
with hanging indents
in Microsoft Word.
Command for Mac
*
Communication 200 Social Science Research
Communication 200 Social Science Research
Communication 200 Social Science Research
Communication 200 Social Science Research
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Communication 200 Social Science Research

  1. 1. Me waiting for my phone to stop ringing so I can use it again. COMM 200 Social Science
  2. 2. NOT FOR COMM 200 ONESEARCH cc: scragz - https://www.flickr.com/photos/27261720@N00
  3. 3. Photo by KCIvey - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/17218700@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  4. 4. The elements of the record that you need to create a reference list Citation
  5. 5. Look for this button to find out if the item is full text Get it @ CSULB
  6. 6. If the article is not full text, we will get it for you- just click on the link that says
  7. 7. IMPROVING YOUR GRADE
  8. 8. THE LISTYOU MUST USE TWO JOURNALS FROM THE COMMUNICATION JOURNAL LIST.
  9. 9. USE MEDO NOT GET FRUSTRATED. TRY IT YOURSELF BUT CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE NOT FINDING RESULTS. I WONT DO YOUR RESEARCH FOR YOU BUT I WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND FRUSTRATION.
  10. 10. WORKSHOPS ATTEND A WORKSHOP FOR EXTRA CREDIT AND TO ENSURE YOU DON’T LOSE POINTS DUE TO COSTLY MISTAKES.
  11. 11. Photo by Mr.Tea - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/12575062@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  12. 12. SOCIAL SCIENCE EMPIRICAL THEORY BASED STUDIES ARE CONDUCTED DATA IS GATHERED
  13. 13. Organizational Interpersonal Family Communication Gender Differences Social media Intercultural Romantic Relationships Computer mediated Media studies Athletes Types of Social Science Research
  14. 14. Photo by Reeding Lessons - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/16861217@N07 Created with Haiku Deck
  15. 15. Social Science Articles 1 2 3 4 5 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Abstracts contains words like: Data, Participants, this study, methodology, further research 20-40 references Written by academics with university affiliations
  16. 16. LITERATURE REVIEW METHODOLOGY RESULTS DISCUSSION FUTURE RESEARCH ANATOMY OF AN EMPIRICAL (SOCIAL SCIENCE) ARTICLE:
  17. 17. LITERATURE REVIEW DO NOT QUOTE FROM THIS SECTION! METHODOLOGY USE THIS TO DETERMINE IF DATA WAS COLLECTED RESULTS GIVES DATA COLLECTED AND ANALYSIS ANATOMY OF AN EMPIRICAL (SOCIAL SCIENCE) ARTICLE:
  18. 18. DISCUSSION SUMMARIZES THE RESULTS- PERFECT PLACE TO FIND QUOTES FUTURE RESEARCH USE FOR IDEAS; OLD ARTICLES HAVE OLD “FUTURES” ANATOMY OF AN EMPIRICAL (SOCIAL SCIENCE) ARTICLE:
  19. 19. Photo by Rubén Díaz Alonso - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/10356757@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  20. 20. NOT Social Science 1. You are looking at animal behavior 2. You do not have any communication variables 3. It is not examining one of the main areas listed in the previous slide
  21. 21. PICKING A TOPIC Me waiting for my phone to stop ringing so I can text you and ask what you want
  22. 22. Interpersonal communication Me waiting for my phone to stop ringing so I can text you and ask what you want PICKING A TOPIC Avoidance Modality Preference Choice Disclosure Cellphone Face to face Messaging Electronic mediated communication
  23. 23. YOUR TURN SELECT A SOCIAL SCIENCE TOPIC
  24. 24. SAMPLE TOPICS Emojis and interpersonal communication Aggressive communication and workplace Deception detection and law enforcement Body Image and television viewing First impression and face to face Add a population, specific type of media, social situation or profession to make your topic more narrow or unique!
  25. 25. Refining your topic 1. Your population group should be common across articles. For example: same age group, same relationship type, same social situation. 2. Stay away from countries that don’t have similar cultures to the USA. Avoid countries in Asia, Africa, Middle East or Developing countries. Use countries with similar social norms and freedoms.
  26. 26. Refining your topic 3. Baby steps: don’t be too complex! 4. Don’t be too generic! Narrow by relationship, population, gender, type of communication or media 5. If your topic has a lot published about it think of an unexplored angle.
  27. 27. YOUR TURN THINK OF KEYWORDS, SYNONYMS, RELATED RESEARCH
  28. 28. Use this to connect different variables. For example: black and white and
  29. 29. Place your terms in the same search box for Psycinfo and CMMC romantic or interpersonal
  30. 30. Use this to look for root endings. For example: athlet* looks for athlete, athletes, athletic
  31. 31. “ ” Use this to search for phrases. For example: “social dating”
  32. 32. YOUR TURN MODIFY YOUR SEARCH
  33. 33. Text* and jealousy and dating Friends and benefits and gender Athlete* and “verbal immediacy”
  34. 34. Photo by Marc Wathieu - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/88133570@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  35. 35. Photo by John Carleton - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/60717073@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  36. 36. Photo by ion-bogdan dumitrescu - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/58055760@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  37. 37. Common Citation Errors. 1. Part of the citation is in ALL CAPS 2. Every Word Of The Article Title Is Capitalized (APA only) 3. The journal title is not italicized 4. The ending page number for your article is missing 5. There is no hanging indent Before
  38. 38. Fixing the Errors. 1. Change any words that are all caps 2. Make the appropriate words lower case (APA) 3. Italicize the Journal Title 4. Look at the PDF of your document and find the ending page number 5. Create a hanging indent After
  39. 39. Ctrl + T * Creates paragraphs with hanging indents in Microsoft Word. Command for Mac *

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