English 153College Composition 3<br />Traci Welch Moritz<br />Public Services Librarian<br />Assistant Professor<br />Hete...
Introduction<br />Welcome <br />Traci Welch Moritz, t-moritz@onu.edu<br />Feel free to visit or email<br />Librarians on d...
Libraries at ONU<br />Heterick Memorial Library<br />Undergraduate Library, accessible to all<br /><ul><li>Taggert Law Lib...
Library for Law school, accessible to all</li></li></ul><li>What we’ll do the next two sessions<br />What is field researc...
Field Research<br />Finding information about how to do field research<br />Today  --  Catalogs<br />Next Friday  --  Data...
Field Research<br />Field research can be considered either as a broad approach to qualitative research or a method of gat...
Field Research<br />What is qualitative research?<br />Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many differ...
Field Research  <br />Observation<br />Participant<br />Direct<br />Interview<br />Survey<br />Print<br />Person<br />Mail...
Field Research<br />More info on qualitative research<br />http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qual.php<br />http://ww...
HOW TO DO RESEARCH<br /><ul><li>State your topic as a question
Identify main concepts or keywords
Test the topic  --  Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought</li></ul>	Subject headings...
HOW TO DO RESEARCH<br />STEP 2<br />
REFERENCE TOOLS<br />
Click on the “Search POLAR” link<br />
Search terms -- Keyword <br /><ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
Does not require an exact match
Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
Good if you are not familiar with terminology</li></ul>KEYWORD <br />
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />KEYWORD <br />
Search terms -- subject <br />Looks in one place – subject line<br />Usually requires an exact match between your term and...
FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />SUBJECT<br />
Research Tools∞OhioLink<br />Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries<br />Ca. 10 mill...
RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET<br />Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.<br />
RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET<br />Comprehensive search engines:<br /><ul><li>Alta Vista
Ask.com
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  1. 1. English 153College Composition 3<br />Traci Welch Moritz<br />Public Services Librarian<br />Assistant Professor<br />Heterick Memorial Library<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Welcome <br />Traci Welch Moritz, t-moritz@onu.edu<br />Feel free to visit or email<br />Librarians on duty 8-4, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays<br />IM and Chat Reference available certain times<br />
  3. 3. Libraries at ONU<br />Heterick Memorial Library<br />Undergraduate Library, accessible to all<br /><ul><li>Taggert Law Library
  4. 4. Library for Law school, accessible to all</li></li></ul><li>What we’ll do the next two sessions<br />What is field research?<br />How to do research<br />How to use library resources to do research<br />What resources to use when doing research<br />
  5. 5. Field Research<br />Finding information about how to do field research<br />Today -- Catalogs<br />Next Friday -- Databases<br />
  6. 6. Field Research<br />Field research can be considered either as a broad approach to qualitative research or a method of gathering qualitative data. The essential idea is that the researcher goes “into the field” to observe the phenomenon in it’s natural state or in situ. As such, it is probably most related to the method of participant observation. The field researcher typically takes extensive field notes which are subsequently coded and analysed in a variety of ways (Trochimn, B 1999)<br />
  7. 7. Field Research<br />What is qualitative research?<br />Qualitative research is a method of inquiry employed in many different academic disciplines, traditionally in the social sciences, but also in market research and further contexts.[1] Qualitative researchers aim to gather an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern such behavior. The qualitative method investigates the why and how of decision making, not just what, where, when. Hence, smaller but focused samples are more often needed, rather than large samples.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualitative_research<br />
  8. 8. Field Research <br />Observation<br />Participant<br />Direct<br />Interview<br />Survey<br />Print<br />Person<br />Mail/Email<br />Phone<br />
  9. 9. Field Research<br />More info on qualitative research<br />http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/qual.php<br />http://www.qsrinternational.com/what-is-qualitative-research.aspx<br />http://wilderdom.com/research/QualitativeVersusQuantitativeResearch.html<br />http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~mryder/itc/pract_res.html<br />
  10. 10. HOW TO DO RESEARCH<br /><ul><li>State your topic as a question
  11. 11. Identify main concepts or keywords
  12. 12. Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought</li></ul> Subject headings in catalogs<br /> Built-in thesauri in many databases<br /> Reference sources<br /> Textbooks, lecture notes, readings<br /> Internet<br /> Librarians, Instructors<br />STEP 1<br />
  13. 13. HOW TO DO RESEARCH<br />STEP 2<br />
  14. 14. REFERENCE TOOLS<br />
  15. 15. Click on the “Search POLAR” link<br />
  16. 16. Search terms -- Keyword <br /><ul><li>Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents)
  17. 17. Does not require an exact match
  18. 18. Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise)
  19. 19. Good if you are not familiar with terminology</li></ul>KEYWORD <br />
  20. 20. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />KEYWORD <br />
  21. 21. Search terms -- subject <br />Looks in one place – subject line<br />Usually requires an exact match between your term and a pre-set list of terms<br />Precise<br />Can be used after a keyword search has identified specific subjects<br />SUBJECT<br />
  22. 22. FIND A BOOK∞POLAR<br />SUBJECT<br />
  23. 23. Research Tools∞OhioLink<br />Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries<br />Ca. 10 million items<br />Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page<br />Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days<br />No charge <br />Limited to 100 items at a time<br />MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES<br />
  24. 24. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET<br />Google and Wikipedia aren’t evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.<br />
  25. 25. RESEARCH TOOLS∞INTERNET<br />Comprehensive search engines:<br /><ul><li>Alta Vista
  26. 26. Ask.com
  27. 27. Excite</li></ul>Subject portals:<br /><ul><li>Librarians' Index to the Internet
  28. 28. WWW Virtual Library
  29. 29. Scholar.Google
  30. 30. Hotbot
  31. 31. Lycos
  32. 32. Wisenut</li></ul>Multi-engine searching:<br />MetaCrawler<br />Vivisimo<br />WIKIPEDIA<br />STEP 4<br />
  33. 33. Internet Tools<br />Google Scholar<br />Note: If working off<br />campus user see “Google Scholar” tab in ENGL 152, 153 Research Guide<br />ONU buys<br />Full-text<br />database<br />Google asks<br />to link to<br />content<br />OhioLINK<br />Permits<br />Google to<br />link to full-text<br />Run Google Scholar<br />Search<br />ONU user sees <br />licensed full-text<br />articles<br />
  34. 34. Internet Tools<br />Does the information located satisfy the research need?<br />Is the information factual and unbiased?<br />See handout “Critically Analyzing Information Sources” on the p: drive, Library Instruction folder and the Help/Instruction page at Library website<br />
  35. 35. Evaluating Resources<br />How to interpret the basics<br /> 1. Accuracy of Web Documents <br /> 2. Authority of Web Documents <br /> 3. Objectivity of Web Documents <br /> 4. Currency of Web Documents <br /> 5. Coverage of the Web Documents<br />STEP 5<br />Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523.<br />
  36. 36. Evaluating Resources<br />Accuracy.If your page lists the author and institution that published the page and provides a way of contacting him/her and…<br />Authority.If your page lists the author credentials and its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net), and, …<br />Objectivity.If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising and it is objective in presenting the information, and… <br />STEP 6<br />
  37. 37. Evaluating Resources<br />Currency.If your page is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date, and…<br />Coverage.If you can view the information properly--not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement, then…<br />You may have a Web page that could be of value to your research!<br />STEP 6<br />
  38. 38. HELP<br />Traci Welch Moritz, MLS<br />Public Services Librarian<br />Assistant Professor<br />t-moritz@onu.edu 419-772-2473<br />Reference Librarians on duty<br />8a-4:30p Mon-Fri<br />6p-9p Mon-Thur<br />10a-3:30p Sundays<br />

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