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Research

  1. 1. Research
  2. 2. What is research? <ul><li>“Investigation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Different Sources in Research <ul><li>Print sources </li></ul><ul><li>Online sources </li></ul><ul><li>In-person sources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Print Sources <ul><li>What kinds of print sources will be useful for YOU in your Global Classrooms research? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper Articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Online Sources <ul><li>What kinds of online sources are acceptable/useful for your Global Classrooms research? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News broadcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites of international organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online encyclopedias and factbooks </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. In-Person Sources <ul><li>Who can you consult as you conduct your Global Classrooms research? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can try to contact experts on your country and topic. You never know who might write back to you and it never hurts to try! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Research Tips <ul><li>Always have a research question. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research Tips <ul><li>2) Read slowly and carefully. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research Tips <ul><li>3) Look up EVERY word you don’t know and learn what it means. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research Tips <ul><li>4) Keep paper copies of all your sources. Underline what you feel is important. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research Tips <ul><li>5) Take notes on what you read. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Research Tips <ul><li>6) Ask for help! That’s what your teachers are for. </li></ul>(This is not a picture of either of us).
  13. 13. Research Tips <ul><li>7) Cite your sources (tell us where the information came from). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Don’t you dare! <ul><li>The following are research practices that will not be tolerated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting all your information from Wikipedia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copying information directly from any source. This is called PLAGIARISM . At my university in the U.S., you get expelled from school for doing this! </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Time to Start Researching!

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