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Research Report (without avatars)

  1. 1. Marriage and Divorce Trends in America A Lesson on research questions and gathering information.
  2. 2. Selecting a Topic <ul><li>For this assignment your topic has been selected for you. </li></ul><ul><li>You should first turn your topic into a question. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will guide your search for information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example research questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How has the number of divorces in America changed in the past 10 years? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are some of the causes of divorce in America? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Research Questions <ul><li>Answer question #1 on the handout. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Researching the Topic <ul><li>Internet searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AltaVista.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine or journal articles </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Question <ul><li>Internet resources require critical examination. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.org and .edu resources are generally reliable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.com requires closer scrutiny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget the public library </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Researching the Topic <ul><li>Conduct an internet search for your research question. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one article that you will use to write your report. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to #2 on your handout. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gathering Information <ul><li>Helpful Hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write in fragments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write facts and key ideas only. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write notes that answer your research question. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Gathering Information <ul><li>We’re almost finished for today. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to #3a and #3b on your handout. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit your handout. </li></ul></ul>

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