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Speech 101
Why
should I do
research?Research is the
search for
knowledge
So, I just go to
Google because
everything is on
Google, right?
Choosing a topic
NPR News
Example topic: Fetal alcohol
syndrome
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term
describing the range o...
Fixing my too broad topic
• Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term
describing the range of effects th...
Too narrow a topic
• What if, instead, I want to talk about something like the Sturgis Rally?
• Note – there are NO peer-r...
When do you write your outline?
Types of Sources
Textbook
Magazine
Novel
Original
Source
Pamphlet Trade
Publication
Scholarly
Book
Newspaper
Legal
Documen...
What do reviewers look for?
• Citing/ethics
• Documentation of sources/background information/literature review (C&RL
News...
What do reviewers look for?
• Paper/Writing
• Presentation (C&RL News)
• Who will be interested in reading the paper, and ...
How to find peer-reviewed literature
• Library databases!
• Ebsco Discovery Services (EDS)
Aerobics for the Mind
• Let’s see what we can guess (or what we know) about a peer-
reviewed article and its parts.
Evaluating Everything You Find!
• What to look at when evaluating information (the criteria used in this
class come from y...
Information Ethics
• APA citation styles
• http://libguides.sdstate.edu/APAStyle
Speech 101 Research Assistance
Attendance Question
• How can you find any of the information given at today’s lecture. You
can give the URL for the site ...
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Speech 101 2016/17

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South Dakota State University online Speech 101 courses use this outline. The on campus classes use much of the same information but in a different format. This presentation can provide a reminder for all classes.

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Speech 101 2016/17

  1. 1. Speech 101
  2. 2. Why should I do research?Research is the search for knowledge
  3. 3. So, I just go to Google because everything is on Google, right?
  4. 4. Choosing a topic
  5. 5. NPR News
  6. 6. Example topic: Fetal alcohol syndrome • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis.1 • Discussion question – is this a just-right topic? • Note – there is lots and lots and lots of peer-reviewed literature on this 1. National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. (n.d.). Diagnosis. Retrieved June 26, 2015 from https://www.nofas.org/faqs
  7. 7. Fixing my too broad topic • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with possible lifelong implications. The term FASD is not intended for use as a clinical diagnosis. • Class discussion: What resources do you think I could use to make my topic a just-right topic?
  8. 8. Too narrow a topic • What if, instead, I want to talk about something like the Sturgis Rally? • Note – there are NO peer-reviewed sources on this topic
  9. 9. When do you write your outline?
  10. 10. Types of Sources Textbook Magazine Novel Original Source Pamphlet Trade Publication Scholarly Book Newspaper Legal Documents Journal Encyclopedia Wikipedia Video Website Government Document
  11. 11. What do reviewers look for? • Citing/ethics • Documentation of sources/background information/literature review (C&RL News) • Are there any special ethical concerns arising from the use of human or other animal subjects? (Nature) • Research reported on • Methodology (C&RL News) • Analysis/Logic of argumentation (C&RL News) • Are there other experiments or work that would strengthen the paper further? (Nature)
  12. 12. What do reviewers look for? • Paper/Writing • Presentation (C&RL News) • Who will be interested in reading the paper, and why? (Nature) • How does the paper stand out from others in its field? (Nature) • Scholarly Communication • Relevance to advancing knowledge in the filed of academic librarianship (C&RL News) • Is the paper likely to be one of the five most significant papers published in the discipline this year? (Nature) • Are the claims appropriately discussed in the context of previous literature? (Nature)
  13. 13. How to find peer-reviewed literature • Library databases! • Ebsco Discovery Services (EDS)
  14. 14. Aerobics for the Mind • Let’s see what we can guess (or what we know) about a peer- reviewed article and its parts.
  15. 15. Evaluating Everything You Find! • What to look at when evaluating information (the criteria used in this class come from your textbook): • Accuracy • Authority • Currency • Objectivity • Scope or coverage
  16. 16. Information Ethics • APA citation styles • http://libguides.sdstate.edu/APAStyle
  17. 17. Speech 101 Research Assistance
  18. 18. Attendance Question • How can you find any of the information given at today’s lecture. You can give the URL for the site or give the either path from the library’s main webpage.

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