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  • HATS: A Design Procedure for Routine Business Documents, adapted from William H. Baker’s “HATS: A Design Procedure for Routine Business Documents,” B usiness Communication Quarterly V. 64, no. 2 June 2001. Composed for the Purdue Writing Lab by Allen Brizee, Ph.D. Student, Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University Adapted from William H. Baker’s “HATS: A Design Procedure for Routine Business Documents,” Business Communication Quarterly V. 64, no. 2 June 2001.
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    1. 1. Success Story: Methods of Collecting Information Dr A.S.Charyulu
    2. 2. Where do I begin? <ul><li>What kind of information are you looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>- Do you want facts? Opinions? News reports? Research studies? Analyses? Personal reflections? History? </li></ul><ul><li>Where would be a likely place to look? </li></ul><ul><li>- Which sources are likely to be most useful to you? Libraries? The Internet? Academic periodicals? Newspapers? Videos? Government records?.......or straight from the field? </li></ul><ul><li>How much information do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>- How many sources of information are you looking for? Do you need to view both sides of the issue? </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Internet Sources: </li></ul><ul><li>- Anything published exclusively online in a variety of digital formats. Material includes: web pages, PDF documents, ebooks, multimedia. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Publications: </li></ul><ul><li>- Books, textbooks, newspapers, popular and scholarly journals, and magazines. </li></ul>Information Resources <ul><ul><li>The Internet may be the most convenient place to begin your research, but it is not always the best. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many traditional resources are now available online. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Websites: Websites vary widely in quality of information and validity of sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs / Blogs: A type of interactive journal where writers post and readers respond. </li></ul><ul><li>Message boards, discussion lists, and chat rooms: Exist for all kinds of disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia: resources including online broadcasts and news, images, audio files, and interactive websites. </li></ul><ul><li>New tools: Social Networking - Facebook, MySpace, SlideShare, YouTube </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Resources </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A good researcher knows how to use both primary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and secondary sources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Primary Research? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research isn't limited to published material or secondery sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many topics may not have printed information sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting information directly from the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary research is any type of research that you go out and collect first hand information. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>When you are working on a local problem that may not have been addressed before and little research is there to back it up. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are working on writing about a specific group of people or a specific individual. </li></ul><ul><li>When you are working on a topic that is innovative or original and every one may like to adapt it. </li></ul><ul><li>When you want to confirm or dispute with general policies or programmes with local conditions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to research? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Surveys: questioning large group of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing: one-on-one or small group question and answer sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Observations: organized notes about specific people, events, or locales. </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis: collecting data and organizing it in some fashion based on criteria you develop. </li></ul><ul><li>PRA: techniques used for gathering information on community resources and needs for use in literacy and community development programs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research methods </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><ul><li>What do I want to discover? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do I plan research methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who am I going to talk to/observe/survey? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How am I going to be able gain access to these groups or individuals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are my biases about this topic? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I make sure my biases are not reflected in my research methods? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I expect to discover? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask these questions </li></ul></ul>
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