Communication Studies & Sociology Librarian
Qualitative Research Methods
What are the main issues.
Think of terms and variables that characterize
your thesis topic. Think about what
discipline in...
Add qualitative
methods to
your search
Look at the references of the article
Add these keywords:
ethnography, case studies...
Narrows a search
Both terms appear in same record
Terms have different meanings
example: infidelity AND culture
AND
OR
Bro...
Use this to look for root
endings. For example:
rac* looks for racial,
race, races,
cUse this to search for
phrases. For example:
“race relations”
Zombie* and belie* and culture
Paranormal and religion and belief
Ghosts and fear and psychology
Let’s
Practice.
Common Citation Errors.
1. Part of the citation is in ALL CAPS
2. Every Word Of The Article Title Is Capitalized
3. The jo...
Fixing the Errors.
1. Change any words that are all caps
2. Make the appropriate words lower case
3. Italicize the Journal...
Ctrl+ T
Creates paragraphs with
hanging indents in
Microsoft Word. For mac
use Command + T
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  1. 1. Communication Studies & Sociology Librarian Qualitative Research Methods
  2. 2. What are the main issues. Think of terms and variables that characterize your thesis topic. Think about what discipline in addition to sociology would research your topic.
  3. 3. Add qualitative methods to your search Look at the references of the article Add these keywords: ethnography, case studies, observation, interviews or focus groups
  4. 4. Narrows a search Both terms appear in same record Terms have different meanings example: infidelity AND culture AND OR Broadens a search Either term may appear in record Terms have similar meanings example: adultery OR cheating
  5. 5. Use this to look for root endings. For example: rac* looks for racial, race, races,
  6. 6. cUse this to search for phrases. For example: “race relations”
  7. 7. Zombie* and belie* and culture Paranormal and religion and belief Ghosts and fear and psychology
  8. 8. Let’s Practice.
  9. 9. Common Citation Errors. 1. Part of the citation is in ALL CAPS 2. Every Word Of The Article Title Is Capitalized 3. The journal title is not italicized 4. The ending page number for your article is missing 5. There is no hanging indent Before
  10. 10. Fixing the Errors. 1. Change any words that are all caps 2. Make the appropriate words lower case 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
  11. 11. Ctrl+ T Creates paragraphs with hanging indents in Microsoft Word. For mac use Command + T
  12. 12. Photo by pouwerkerk - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/85515841@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  13. 13. ArticleReach Get It @ CSULB
  14. 14. If the record isn’t full text Click on Get@CSULB to determine availability
  15. 15. Get it @CSULB box pops up
  16. 16. makes getting an article as simple as saying, "I want it!"
  17. 17. Tiffini Travis ttravis@csulb.eduOn Sabbatical Starting March 15 2017 return Fall 2017

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